Synthetic Marijuana/Spice Defense

Skilled Drug Charges Defense Attorney in Houston

With the popular demand for marijuana being in constant conflict with laws outlawing the substance, there has been a recent development in drugs that allows one to achieve marijuana-like highs without having the negative effects of a positive drug test. Synthetic marijuana, also known as Spice or synthetic cannabis, is made from natural herbs which are sprayed with synthetic chemicals that allegedly produce the same effects as marijuana.

Prior to 2011, these products were legal and found in most smoke shops for purchase. However, the Texas state legislature outlawed all such substances in 2011, placing five such synthetic cannabis substances in Schedule 1 of the state's Schedules of Controlled Substances. Manufacture, sale or possession of Spice, K2 or any other synthetic marijuana product are now penalized as class A or class B misdemeanors. Punishments for these charges include fines up to $4,000 and jail terms not to exceed one year.

Synthetic marijuana types include brand names such as:

  • Texas Tea
  • Mystic Monkey Potpourri
  • K2 Spice
  • Route 69

Since passing the law outlawing these substances, prosecutors have found difficulty in convicting individuals of synthetic marijuana charges. Although the cases have been sought out with aggression, the science behind such synthetic materials is so meticulous, which allows the right drug crime lawyer to defend his or her client more effectively.

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If you have been charged with manufacturing, selling or possessing any of these synthetic marijuana products, do not let the above information mistakenly cause you to worry any less. Law enforcement is still pursuing these cases with as much force and determination as they would any other drug offense. You can be facing consequences that will cost you both financially and socially and that will follow you for the rest of your life if you are convicted. Make sure that you have the defense you need against the charges by hiring a Houston synthetic marijuana lawyer to represent you. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you!

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