In Texas it is illegal to possess THC oil and wax and CBN oil and wax, but it is not illegal to possess CBD oil or wax so long as the THC content is .3% or less. Marijuana or Cannabis contains at least 110 types of cannabinoids, of which THC, CBN and CBD are the most abundant and most studied. A Russian news agency is reporting that Brittney Griner has been arrested in Russia for possession of cannabis oil. A grandmother who was arrested outside Walt Disney World is suing the happiest place on earth with the help of a well-known attorney.
Possession of THC Oil
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Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabidiol (CBD)
In Texas it is illegal to possess THC oil and wax and CBN oil and wax, but it is not illegal to possess CBD oil or wax so long as the THC content is .3% or less. Marijuana or Cannabis contains at least 110 types of cannabinoids, of which THC, CBN and CBD are the most abundant and most studied. The main difference is that THC has a psychoactive effect whereas CBN has only a mild psychoactive effect and CBD have no psychoactive effect. It is CBN and CBD in wax and oil form that is used to treat neuropathic or chronic pain, Chron’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and Darvet’s Syndrome, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Insomnia.
Is it illegal to possess a vape pen?
On June 11, 2019, the governor signed a new farm bill that legalized the growing of hemp. The new law went into effect immediately and tracked the recent change in federal law regarding the production of hemp. Agriculture Code §121.00 defines hemp as a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant, the marijuana plant, with a THC content of .3% or less. Crime Labs in the state of Texas are not equipped to test for the percentage of THC contained in a sample, these labs can only test for the presence of THC.
Can I be charged with THC?
At a trial for possession of THC or CBN, in order to prove their case, it would be required that the State produce evidence of a THC level greater than .3%. However, it is possible that the State could use your own statements or actions to prove that the substance is THC or CBN and not CBD, so use your right to remain silent.
How much time can I get for possession of THC wax or THC oil?
Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) other than marijuana, meaning in the form of wax or oil is a controlled substance in Texas found in Penalty Group 2 and prohibited under §481.103(a)(1). A conviction for possession of THC wax or THC oil is punishable a wide range of punishment. The amount of the fine and the amount of jail or prison time depends on the amount of the THC wax or THC oil that was found in your possession. Less than one gram of THC wax or THC oil can result in 2 years in state jail and up to a $10,000 fine. If you are found in possession of at least 4 grams but less than 400 grams of THC wax or THC oil, then you can be sent to prison for 2 to 20 years and fined up to $10,000.00.
How much time can I get for possession of CBN wax or CBN oil?
Cannabinol (CBN) other than marijuana, meaning in the form of wax or oil is a controlled substance in Texas found in Penalty Group 2-A and prohibited under§481.1031(b)(3). A conviction for possession of CBN wax or CBN oil 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. In Texas, CBN is treated the same as marijuana for purposes of punishment.
Mercury ‘closely monitoring’ after report Russians arrested Brittney Griner on cannabis oil possession charge
In the offseason, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has played for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg since 2015. Many of the top players in the WNBA compete overseas because the money is so lucrative. (Photo by /BSR Agency/Getty Images)
PHOENIX – A WNBA player the Russian Federal Customs Service said it arrested on suspicion of smuggling liquid cannabis is Brittney Griner, the Phoenix Mercury confirmed Saturday.
The star center was detained at an airport in February after Russian authorities found what they claimed were vape cartridges containing hashish in her luggage.
“We are aware of and are closely monitoring the situation with Brittney Griner in Russia,” the Phoenix Mercury said in a statement. “We remain in constant contact with her family, her representation, the WNBA and NBA. We love and support Brittney and at this time our main concern is her safety, physical and mental health, and her safe return home.”
According to Intefax, a Russian independent news agency, the Russian Federal Customs Service reported that “a U.S. citizen was passing through the green channel at Sheremetyevo Airport upon arriving from New York (when) a working dog from the Sheremetyevo Customs canine department detected the possible presence of narcotic substances in the accompanying luggage.”
As officials screened it, the inspection “confirmed the presence of vapes with specifically-smelling liquid, and an expert determined that the liquid was cannabis oil (hash oil), which is a narcotic substance,” the Customs Service reported.
Griner has won four titles with UMMC Ekaterinburg, a Russian Euroleague basketball team. The team is stacked with WNBA talent including Mercury teammate Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart, Courtney Vandersloot and 2021 Most Valuable Player Jonquel Jones.
Griner can face five to 10 years in prison for smuggling narcotic substances on a substantial scale, according to Russia Interfax.
Given the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, the WNBA said in a recent statement that they are taking measures to keep players safe.
“The league has also been in contact with WNBA players who are in Russia, either directly or through their agents,” the statement read. “We will continue to closely monitor the situation.”
On Saturday, the league issued another statement, saying, “Brittney Griner has the WNBA’s full support and our main priority is her swift and safe return to the United States.”
Many of the WNBA’s top players compete overseas in the offseason because salaries are so lucrative. ESPN reported in 2016 that Griner was making close to $1 million that season while Taurasi brought in around $1.5 million.
The team also charters flights to away games. Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated reported that the WNBA issued a league-record $500,000 fine to the New York Liberty for traveling by charter flights during the second half of last season.
Grandmother sues Disney World for millions after CBD oil arrest
ORLANDO, Fla. – A grandmother who was arrested outside Walt Disney World is suing the happiest place on earth with the help of a well-known attorney.
Hester Burkhalter, 69, was arrested in April after Disney security found a bottle of CBD oil while searching her purse at a security checkpoint.
According to TMZ, civil rights attorney Ben Crump just filed a lawsuit against Disney, the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department on behalf of Burkhalter.
Crump is most notably known for representing the family of George Floyd. Floyd was an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis who was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes as Floyd pleaded for his life.
The TMZ report reads, According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Hester says she was arrested and detained by cops at Disney World in April 2019 — even though she claims the CBD oil was purely for medical purposes related to her arthritis and didn’t contain THC.
CBD oil is extracted from the flowers of marijuana plants, but it doesn’t produce a high. Burkhalter said she had a doctor’s note saying it was prescribed for her arthritis.
Burkhalter went on to state that she panicked while being placed in the back of a police car and began vomiting. She claims that she was denied medical attention and subjected to a miserable 15-hour ordeal.
The grandmother added that she was humiliated because the officers allegedly made her strip down at the jail to be searched.
In the suit, Burkhalter is alleging assault and battery, false arrest and imprisonment, defamation and emotional distress among many others, according to Crump’s law firm.
She is requesting more than $18 million in damages plus additional damages for her husband and other family members who were vacationing at the theme park with her.
In May, all charges against the grandmother were dropped after prosecutors said that the case against Burkhalter wasn’t suitable for prosecution.