Is medical marijuana legal in Texas? 

On Behalf of | Aug 31, 2021 | Drug Possession

Many states have allowed for the use of medical marijuana for many years, even in places where recreational use was strictly illegal. It has been used to treat conditions like cancer, seizures, epilepsy, glaucoma and much more. 

As a college student from out of state who suffers from a qualifying condition, you may be used to using medical marijuana frequently. After getting into college in Texas, though, you may wonder if you can bring your legal marijuana with you, or will that result in violating the laws in Texas?

The specific Texas laws allow low-THC treatments

The biggest issue to consider is what the THC level is in your marijuana products. Texas law does allow for some medical marijuana use, but only with low-THC products. A product can only have half of a percent of THC. If it has more, judging by weight, it is still illegal. This is true even if you bought it legally in your home state and then brought it with you to Texas. 

Another thing to consider is the type of product you have. One of the most common ways to use marijuana is to smoke it, but that’s not allowed under Texas law. It has to be a product that you can swallow, such as an edible. If you are smoking marijuana, you may violate the law, even when you do have a valid medical need. 

Understanding your options after a drug arrest

You can see how different laws in different states can lead to confusion and mistakes. If you do make a mistake and wind up getting arrested, you need to know what legal options you have

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