We hear it all the time. 

"I had no idea even 1 gummy (containing THC) was illegal here in Texas."

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main active ingredient of cannabis. THC is what provides the psychoactive effects of consuming marijuana. 
Here in Texas, THC is generally measured as a percentage of dry weight. 

Under the Compassionate Use Act AKA Texas medicinal marijuana law, the marijuana used has to be .5% or less THC by dry weight.

So yes, some CBD oils and hemp products can be completely legal! 

The THC oils and edibles, however, have more stringent punishments than possession of the plant. They are highly concentrated and there is a less time for the user to assess their intoxicant level and mental condidtion. This is why they are punished more severely. 

And here in Texas? It is always a felony.



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Criminal Defense Attorney Walter Reaves has been practicing law for over 35 years.