By Dallas and Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
The Texas Legislature in 2011 has made possession of the synthetic form of marijuana, popularly known as “K2” illegal. Synthetic cannabis blends have been around for the past decade or so. Many think they achieved an effect through a mixture of legal herbs. In reality, it contains synthetic cannabinoids which act on the body in a similar way to cannabinoids naturally found in cannabis, such as THC.
The penalties for possession of K2 are no different than for possession of marijuana. That is, it can be either a class a or class b misdemeanor depending on the amount possessed.
The same legal definition of possession applies as with any drug. That is, possession is defined by Texas Penal Code 1.07(39) as actual care, custody, management or control.
*Jeremy Rosenthal is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For legal advice about any situation you should consult an attorney directly. Contacting the attorney through this forum does not constitute legal representation and contact information is not privileged.