Marijuana, specifically the THC component, is a hot topic in the United States. It’s been debated by politicians, and people often take strong stances on the morality of the drug. But since there is no firm consensus at the federal level on THC, the result is that there are inconsistencies from state to state over what’s legal and what isn’t.
Some states have it completely outlawed while others have it entirely legalized for recreational use. And other states, like Texas, allow it for medicinal purposes in low doses, but not recreationally.
What is a THC Concentrate?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a cannabinoid and the main psychoactive ingredient of marijuana. If a cannabis product is manufactured with a high concentration of THC, it’s considered to be a THC concentrate. A couple of examples of THC concentrate would be hash and cannabis tinctures.
Are THC Concentrates Illegal in Texas?
Yes, THC concentrates such as oils, waxes, shatters and even gummies are illegal in Texas. Since they’re considered by state law to have a high potential for abuse and are unusable for medical purposes, they’re given Schedule I classification.
Penalties for possessing THC in Texas have a dramatic range. If a person is caught with less than one gram, they could face a fine of up to $10,000 and up to two years in prison. Even if a person is caught with a single vape pen containing THC, they could face up to two years in prison.
And that’s just on the low end of the spectrum. On the high end, a person caught with over 400 grams faces a fine of up to $100,000 and a prison sentence of up to 99 years.
There is a lot of middle ground, and sentencing varies based on the individual’s criminal background, but the main point is that the sentencing can get very severe even for those who aren’t distributing the drug. If a person is convicted of trafficking THC concentrates, the penalties will be much more severe.
Charged With Possession of THC Concentrates in Texas? Get Help From Our Attorneys
If you’ve been charged with possession of a THC concentrate or another drug crime, you’ll need the help of an experienced attorney. The drug crimes defense lawyers at Lee and Woods, LP have helped many people across Texas and will fight by your side to help you get the best possible outcome.
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