THC in Texas: Wax, Oil…Felony?

Linzer and Gaines Attorneys at Law

THC: Wax, Oil….Felony? Texas remains one of the few states yet to fully legalize marijuana, as the legal landscape surrounding it evolves. Therefore, authorities can charge individuals who possess, distribute, or manufacture marijuana products with serious felony charges. This is particularly true if those products (wax or oil) contain high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

What is THC?

THC is the psychoactive compound found in marijuana that produces the “high” that users experience. To understand why THC is such a serious issue, one must have this knowledge.

Wax and Oil

Cannabis concentrates such as THC wax and oil are concentrated forms of THC. Extracted from the plant, THC wax is a sticky, wax-like substance, while THC oil is a liquid form. THC oil is often used in vape cartridges or as an ingredient in edibles, tinctures, and topicals.

Felony Penalties

Texas law is particularly strict regarding THC. Possession of any amount of THC concentrate is a felony offense in the state, despite marijuana possession and distribution being illegal under both federal and state law. This strict stance on THC in Texas means that individuals who manufacture or distribute THC products may face severe penalties. Potential sentences for such offenses can range from two years to life in prison. The severity of these penalties highlights the importance of seeking legal assistance if facing THC-related charges. Linzer & Gaines can work to build a strong defense on your behalf, helping to mitigate the potential consequences of a conviction.


In felony THC-related cases, challenging the legality of the search or seizure that led to the discovery of the THC products can be a possible defense strategy. Law enforcement must have a valid warrant or probable cause to search your person, vehicle, or property. If law enforcement overstepped their bounds during the search or seizure process, any evidence obtained as a result may be inadmissible in court. Another potential defense strategy is to argue that you were not aware of the THC content of the products in your possession, be it wax or oil. Demonstrating that you did not know the substance was illegal can help avoid a felony conviction or secure a reduced sentence.

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Ultimately, the best course of action for individuals facing THC-related charges in Texas is to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A skilled attorney had knowledge of the legal system and is dedicated to protecting your rights. They can navigate the complexities of the system and work to secure the best outcome for your felony case.

If you or a loved one is facing felony THC-related criminal charges in Montgomery County, seek legal help. Contact skilled criminal defense attorneys Linzer & Gaines today to learn more about your options and begin building a strong defense.

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