What Is the Penalty for Growing Weed in Texas?

There are no laws that make cultivating cannabis illegal in Texas, but it is still considered a crime to grow weed. The only exception under state law is for growers of low–THC cannabis that is used explicitly for medical purposes provisioned under the Compassionate Use Act.

The penalties for growing marijuana vary in Texas and hinge upon the collective weight of the cannabis plants found.

  • 2 ounces or less: misdemeanor charge; 180 days of incarceration; up to $2,000 in fines
  • 2 to 4 ounces: misdemeanor charge; maximum 1 year in prison; up to $4,000 in fines
  • 4 ounces to 5 pounds: felony charge; between 180 days and 2 years of jail; up to $10,000 in fines
  • 5 to 50 pounds: felony charge; 2-10 years in prison; up to $10,000 in fines
  • 50 to 2,000 pounds: felony charge; 2-20 years of incarceration; fine not to exceed $10,000
  • Over 2,000 pounds: felony charge; 5-99 years in prison; up to $50,000 in fines

If law enforcement has reason to believe you are operating a grow house, a warrant can be requested to search your property and seize evidence. If you are caught growing even small amounts of weed in Texas, the consequences can be life-altering. For this reason, it’s essential to contact a Dallas marijuana lawyer at Peveto Law Office.

For expert legal advice on marijuana cultivation defense, don’t hesitate to call Peveto Law for a confidential consultation, free of charge.