Some larger departments either give a citation for possession of marijuana when it is less than a certain amount or give a lesser charge.


Note: The above video is an WFAA Investigates story from Oct. 2020.

While cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp are legal in Texas, marijuana remains illegal — but whether a person would end up behind bars for having a small amount in North Texas depends on the jurisdiction.

Some larger police departments in North Texas either give a citation for possession of marijuana when it is less than a certain amount, give a lesser drug paraphernalia charge, or give the officer discretion in the situation.

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