Possession of Marijuana / Punishment

Punishment for the offense of Possession of Marijuana in violation of the Texas Controlled Substance Act / Health and Safety Code §481.121 is as follows:

•  2 ounces or less

– Class B Misdemeanor

Punishable by confinement in the county jail for a term not to exceed 180 days and/or a fine not to exceed $2,000.00.

•  4 ounces or less but more than 2 ounces

– Class A Misdemeanor

Punishable by confinement in the county jail for a term not to exceed one year and/or a fine not to exceed $4,000.00.

•  5 pounds or less but more than 4 ounces

– State Jail Felony

Punishable by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than 2 years or less than 180 days and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.

•  50 pounds or less but more than 5 pounds

– Third Degree Felony

Punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.

•  2,000 pounds or less but more than 50 pounds

– Second Degree Felony

Punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.

•  More than 2,000 pounds

– Special Class Felony

Punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life or a term of not more than 99 years or less than 5 years and a fine not to exceed $50,000.00.