Drug Possession Laws in Texas

 

Although some federal laws can be relevant in an illegal drug possession case, the establishment of what constitutes a crime and what penalties apply is principally a matter of state law. State laws vary along a spectrum from relatively liberal to very strict. By and large, Texas remains at the stricter…

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Marijuana Possession in Texas

 

When it comes to marijuana, Texas has been reluctant to join the national trend toward liberalization. Although the Texas Compassionate Use Act, which legalized medical marijuana use was passed by the Legislature in 2015, the first licensed dispensary did not open until late 2017. Efforts to enact laws decriminalizing or…

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