Your JUUL Can Cause You Trouble With the Law
What is a JUUL?
JUUL devices heat up a cartridge containing oils to create vapor, which quickly dissolves into the air. The device is small enough to fit in a closed fist and has a sleek look that resembles a USB flash drive. Some users are altering the device replacing the nicotine oil in the pod with cannabis oil.
What people may not realize is that possessing a cannabis oil is not only illegal, it can be a worse offense than possessing a small amount of marijuana. That is because it is charged as a marijuana concentrate, rather than just as possessing marijuana.
What is a Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis oil (otherwise known as marijuana oil, hash oil, dab or wax) is a thick, sticky, resinous substance made up of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. It is obtained by separating the resins from cannabis flowers using a solvent extraction process. Marijuana oil is not only the most concentrated form of cannabis, but also the most potent.
Penalties for Marijuana Concentrate
The penalties for possession of substances classified in Penalty Group 2 under Health and Safety Code, SEC. 481.116 include:
- State Jail Felony: less than one (1) gram is punishable by up to six-months to two years in jail, and a fine up to $10,000
- Third-Degree Felony: one (1) gram or more but less than four (4) grams is punishable by up to two years to ten years in jail and a fine up to $10,000
- Second-Degree Felony: four (4) grams or more but less than four-hundred (400) grams is punishable by two years to twenty years in jail and a fine up to $10,000
- First-Degree Felony: 400 grams or more is punishable by 10-years-lifetime imprisonment, and a fine up to $50,000
Total weight determines the range of punishment. The weight includes “all adulterants and dilutants”. So, it is the weight in its final form (possibility including the Juul device) that determines the penalty level.
Hire a Collin County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you were arrested for any kind of alleged criminal offense relating to THC oils or marijuana concentrates in Collin County, it is in your best interest to exercise your right to remain silent until you have legal representation. Contact our office at (972) 369-0577 to setup a free consultation, where one of our seven attorneys can review your case and answer your legal questions.