Over the course of several years, the marijuana debate has continued to rage across our country, and, with a little help from lawmakers and the public, the little green plant has cemented itself in major portions of our beautiful country. As of now, the entire Pacific Coast has fully legalized recreational cannabis, with the exception of Hawaii (which only allows medical marijuana sales).  Likewise, the East Coast has witnessed a boom in pot production in Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts (where the first Atlantic dispensary will be set up). However, one section of the U.S. which seems to be unwavering in its enforcement of drug laws is the South, particularly states like Alabama. However, where does one of our largest states come in? Let’s take a closer look at some facts about cannabis laws in Texas.

Southern Powerhouse

SOME FACTS ABOUT CANNABIS LAWS IN TEXASSecond only to Alaska in size, Texas is a massive conglomerate of the Old West and perhaps one of the strongest forces in our country. After all, the aptly named Lone Star State struggled to separate from Mexico with great success and was a major player in multiple historical wars including the Mexican-American War (1846) and the Civil War (where it joined the Confederacy). If you are visiting Texas, plan to stay for a month if you want to take in all the beauty. From its northern tip to its lengthy coastline, this massive state offers some of the most diverse habitats in our country, from swamps and arid forests to prairies and seaside dunes. Considered the king of American football, Texas is home to multiple sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Houston Texans (NFL), the Texas Rangers (MLB), the Houston Rockets (NBA), and the Dallas Mavericks (NBA).

Fighting the Good Fight

So, how does this U.S. powerhouse handle marijuana? Back in 2016, lawmakers pushed for cannabis reform in a legislative session, but the state still enforces strong regulations on the drug. At this time, the sale or possession of a tiny scrap of the drug will result in a misdemeanor. However, possession of at 2 ounces or less can still result in a $2,000 fine and 6 months of jail time. Even more frightening, if a person is caught with 50 to 20,000 pounds of the drug, they could be put away for life.

Always remember that marijuana does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.

The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.