Houston, TX, Texas
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4
Legislation: Possession of two ounces or less of marijuana is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000. Possession of greater than two ounces is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $4,000. For greater than four ounces the penalty increases to 180 days – two years in jail and a fine up to $10,000. Possession of greater than five pounds carries a penalty of 2 – 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. For greater than 50 pounds the penalties increase to 2 – 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. For any amount greater than 2,000 pounds the penalty is 5 – 99 years and a fine up to $50,000.
Law enforcement: Law enforcement is strict. If they see you with weed, they will take you down. If you smell like weed, they will find something else wrong with you until they can search your vehicle. People are generally much more accepting of it. Just don’t scream that you’re looking to buy some weed and you’ll generally be fine. Being so close to the Mexican border, Houston is one
of the major drug distribution hubs in the USA. They’ll pull you over for the most minor infraction, such as not using your turning signal and demand that they search your car. If you refuse, expect the drug-sniffing dogs. Stories of police corruption is common on the nightly news and in the daily papers. Meanwhile, massage parlors, crack/meth houses, and shooting galleries operate with near impunity, but bribery is not recommended for the tourist. That said, if your holding a small amount and get hassled, assess the situation, and see if honesty will get you off the hook. If you’re lucky, the cop will be cool and make you dump your stash on the road and move on.
Note: This only applies to people in the city of Houston. If you’re caught anywhere outside the city proper, expect to be hassled!!!
Where to buy marijuana: Despite strict law enforcement, you can buy weed anywhere. Just look for some shady people and ask away. and also: “3 ward, 5th ward ,humble”
latest reports put the cronic here: Although the police can be a problem, most people don’t care about herb. Go to any bar, park, festival, etc, and scoring shouldn’t be a problem. Just look for the cool people and sniff around. Odds are you’ll find what you’re looking for. Most people here either smoke, or could careless. Just be cool, ask around, don’t draw attention to yourself, and you’ll be fine.
However a local has asked to pass on this WARNING: “thought i would pass on some info. i wouldn’t suggest for anyone visiting the city to go to any of the wards and ask around for weed. posting that any of the wards in Houston are a place you can look for weed is putting readers in potential danger!! SO readers please be aware of this and use info at your OWN RISK!!
Marijuana prices: Modest skunk 60 $ – 80 $ an ounce commercial and
local low grade hydro 40 $ – 80 $ an ounce
shwag $5=3grams $10=6grams $15=9grams $20 =12grams $50-65=ounze
hydroponic $15=1gram of low grade $25=1gram of name brand
Shwag: $30-80/oz. ($15-20/1/4 oz.)
Hydro: $300-500/0z. ($80-120/ 1/4 oz)
Bubble Hash: $600/oz. ($25+/gram)
Primarily indica. Scattered throughout the city is white widow, northern lights, bubblegum, and Ice (just the strand, not weed laced with meth).
Strawberry Cough, HDF, Blueberry, NYC Diesel, The
Cheese, shwag, etc., etc. Bubble Hash is also available.