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Texas Bill for Higher Concentration Cannabis

Texas May Expand Medical Marijuana There are currently several bills in the Texas House of Representatives that are seeking to expand Texas’ Compassionate Use Act (CUA) which allows for people with intractable epilepsy to be prescribed medical marijuana. There are also two Texas Senate bills seeking to expand the CUA but they differ in their…
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How Serious Is a Possession of Marijuana Charge?

How Serious Is a Possession of Marijuana Charge? In November 2012, KUT-FM reported that an open records request showed that more than a quarter of the 18,000 people busted by the Austin Police Department (APD) for marijuana possession since 2009 were given notices to appear (commonly referred to as “marijuana tickets”) instead of being placed…
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Possession of Synthetic Marijuana is Still a Crime

What is Synthetic Marijuana/K2? Most people have heard about synthetic marijuana, K2 also known as spice, legal weed and herbal incense. Yet, most people are unaware of the danger and high risk of this drug. K2 is detrimentally affecting millions of people throughout Texas and the United States. Although K2 is referred to as synthetic…
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Nine Marijuana Bills Filed for 2015 Texas Legislative Session

Nine Marijuana Bills Filed for 2015 Texas Legislative Session Over the last decade, voters have passed and legislators have approved several measures in multiple states all over the country to either decriminalize or legalize marijuana (referred to as “marihuana” in Texas statutes). Some states have enacted measures that legalize certain forms of cannabis for medical…
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What Happens After a Marijuana Ticket?

Marijuana Ticket in Austin? Many individuals are confused and worried about what to do after they have been given a marijuana ticket in Austin, Texas. This confusion stems from the relatively new “cite and release” law that allows police officers to issue someone a ticket for possession of marijuana for possession of smaller amounts of marijuana, rather…
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Austin Marijuana Ticket: What Happens Next?

Austin Marijuana Ticket Process Every day in Austin, individuals are given an Austin marijuana ticket for possession of marijuana. This marijuana ticket is part of what is known as the “cite and release. The “cite and release” process occurs when an Austin Police Officer or Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy issues a defendant a ticket for possession…
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Will I go to Jail for a Possession of Marijuana Charge in Texas?

  Jail For a Possession of Marijuana Charge in Texas? As an Austin criminal defense lawyer, the most common question that I receive in a possession of marijuana case, or other drug-related case, is whether a defendant will go to jail for their possession of marijuana charge. It is important to understand that although somone may be…
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Possession of Marijuana Ticket in Texas

  Possession of Marijuana Ticket in Texas I’ve recently received several calls from potential clients who were confused about what to do after receiving a ticket for possession of marijuana in Austin. Tickets for possession of marijuana are a result from a relatively new “cite and release” law that allows police officers to simply “ticket” or “cite”…
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Marijuana Possession in Texas

Penalties and Punishment for Marijuana Possession in Texas The penalties and punishments for marijuana possession in Texas will vary depending on the facts of the case. Three of the main factors which determine what penalties someone will face for a possession of marijuana charge are: (1) the amount of marijuana; (2) where the marijuana was…
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Ticket for Possession of Marijuana in Austin, Texas

  Ticket for Possession of Marijuana in Austin? In order to save local law enforcement the time and costs associated with the arrest of such offenses as marijuana possession, the Austin Police Department and the Travis County Sheriff’s Department, at an officer’s discretion, have the ability to issue tickets for certain possession of marijuana offenses instead…
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