A conviction for Possession of Marijuana is punishable from 1 day in the county jail up to 99 years in prison, or life in prison with the possibility of parole, and/or $1.00 up to $50,000.00 in fines. This wide range of punishment is based on the weight of the useable amount of marijuana found in your possession.

Other significant consequences to a conviction for a Texas drug charge are:

- the suspension of your Driver's License, and

- becoming ineligible to receive Student Loans and Grants.

Texas Health and Safety Code. Texas Controlled Substances Act. Section 481.121. OFFENSE: POSSESSION OF MARIHUANA. (a) Except as authorized by this chapter, a person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally possesses a usable quantity of marihuana. (b) An offense under Subsection (a) is: (1) a Class B misdemeanor if the amount of marihuana possessed is two ounces or less; (2) a Class A misdemeanor if the amount of marihuana possessed is four ounces or less but more than two ounces; (3) a state jail felony if the amount of marihuana possessed is five pounds or less but more than four ounces; (4) a felony of the third degree if the amount of marihuana possessed is 50 pounds or less but more than 5 pounds; (5) a felony of the second degree if the amount of marihuana possessed is 2,000 pounds or less but more than 50 pounds; and (6)punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life or for a term of not more than 99 years or less than 5 years, and a fine not to exceed $50,000, if the amount of marihuana possessed is more than 2,000 pounds.