Possession of Marijuana, K2, and Wax
It’s legal in quite a few states now, but not in Texas…
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
If you pick up a Possession of Marijuana (POM) charge, you first need to recognize that Texas treats this as a serious matter. Possession of any usable amount of marijuana less than two ounces is currently a Class B misdemeanor offense in Texas, and is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine. Additionally, a conviction for possession of marijuana will result in suspension of your driver’s license for six months.
SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA (SPICE, K2, POTPOURRI)
Synthetic marijuana is a phrase that refers to designer drugs made by spraying chemicals that mirror (with great distortion, and often catastrophic results) the effects of cannabis. K2, Spice, LOL, Potpourri, and other varieties of synthetic cannabinoids were previously sold in head-shops that operated in a grey-area of the law. However, as of 2016, synthetic marijuana (in all forms) is illegal and punishment ranges from six months in jail and a $2,000 fine, to life. A conviction will also result in a suspension of your driver’s license.
WAX, BUTANE HASH OIL, DAB
Possession of any amount of wax (butane hash oil, dab, shatter) is felony. Wax is made by placing marijuana into a tube or pipe and then hitting the pipe with a rush of butane (“blasting.”) This process extracts the from the marijuana, and is highly potent. As with possession of marijuana and synthetic marijuana, a conviction for possessing wax will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. It will also result in a felony conviction.
DEFENSE TO POSSESSION
It is critical to note that having a medical marijuana card issued by a state other than Texas is NOT a defense to possession of marijuana. Nor is the fact that marijuana use for recreational and/or medicinal purposes is now legal in the overwhelming majority of states.
YOU NEED A LAWYER WHO CAN EVALUATE THE STOP AND SEARCH
Possession cases require a lawyer who can evaluate the lawfulness of the stop, search, and any statements you might have made. Additionally, hiring a lawyer immediately following your arrest to discuss what steps you can take before the first court date is critical towards a favorable result. If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of synthetic marijuana, or with possessing wax, call George Roland today (940-323-9308.)