Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone

April 7th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Marijuana Possession

In Texas, the possession of marijuana in an amount totaling less than two ounces will usually be charged as a Class B misdemeanor, while possession of between two and four ounces will typically be enhanced to a Class A misdemeanor. These are referred to as simple possession offenses and although they should be taken seriously, […]

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Trump and Marijuana Laws in Harris County

March 16th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Marijuana Possession

President Donald J. Trump stunned many political observers and pundits by winning the presidential election in 2016. He has promised that his administration will depart radically from the administration of President Barack H. Obama in virtually every way: President Trump has announced, for instance, plans to roll back or repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, […]

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Marijuana Laws in Texas

August 29th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Marijuana Possession

Although legalization of marijuana has gained ground in a number of states and cities, it remains very much illegal in Houston, Galveston, and the rest of Texas. Last year a Texas House of Representatives committee endorsed a bill to legalize “recreational use” of marijuana, but the full House never passed the measure. It is therefore safe to […]

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Legality of Willie Nelson Pot Bust Questioned

December 6th, 2010 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Country-music legend Willie Nelson was arrested for drug possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, on November 26, 2010. His arrest for having 6 ounces of marijuana on his tour bus has criminal defense attorneys doubting the legality of the pot bust. If convicted of the felony drug charges, 77-year-old Nelson faces […]

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