Why Marijuana "Edibles" Are Prosecuted Aggressively

Davis-Jones Law Aug. 3, 2020

Texas marijuana laws are notoriously strict. Even a misdemeanor possession charge can carry a six-month jail sentence and thousands of dollars in fines. Simply put, state law has not evolved with the times.

This is especially evident in Texas's stringent stance on marijuana "edibles" — that is, foods and drinks containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive agent in pot. Edibles have become increasingly popular in recent years; in states where marijuana has been legalized, it is common to find all manner of products — cookies, candy bars, butter, bread and so on — that have THC baked into them.

Unfortunately, if an individual is found with any edible products in Texas, they will automatically be charged with a felony — which can land them behind bars for years. This is because edibles are made with hash oil, a substance with a high concentration of THC. State law mandates that possession of any amount of hash oil be treated as a felony crime, even if it is a paltry amount cooked into food. As such, it is imperative to find a knowledgeable attorney who can protect your rights.

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We can help. At Davis-Jones Law, we have more than a decade of experience defending individuals against all types of drug charges. We understand what's at stake beyond the legal penalties. University students face expulsion or the loss of their tuition packages. Professionals may find their careers in jeopardy. Indeed, being caught with edibles — no matter how few or how small — can have consequences that pervade one's entire life.

This is why our firm has dedicated a substantial portion of its practice to assisting individuals in such situations. We are adept at reducing the charges individuals face, and whenever possible seek a case's dismissal. We can help you keep your professional license, and have a great deal of experience helping students keep their records clean.

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To speak with a lawyer, reach out to Davis-Jones Law. Based in Austin, and serving throughout Central Texas, we offer free consultations. This allows us to assess your case before you're obliged to pay.

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