May 21st, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Texas teen faces life in prison for hash brownies

A 19-year-old Texas man is facing serious prison time for hash brownies.

Marijuana may be legal in some parts of the country, but in others, laced-baked goods could land you in jail for the rest of your life.

The issue is the brownies were made with hash oil, which is considered much more serious than marijuana in Texas.

So does the punishment fit the crime?

CNN's Pamela Brown has the story.

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Filed under: Drugs • Justice • Marijuana • News
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Alan Daggett

    BTW, all of your jealousy makes me proud to be a Texan.

    June 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  2. Alan Daggett

    THIS YOUNG MAN HAS NOT BEEN TO COURT YET!!!!! He was arrested only recently. He will probably get probation.

    June 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  3. mary

    this is bullsh...and i would love to have a brownie.

    June 19, 2014 at 8:18 am | Reply
  4. shay

    Doesn't make sense that terrorist at GITMO have a shorter stay than the Baked Brownie Baker...

    June 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  5. Magdalene

    Texas is such an ASS backward state. Hey all you Good Ol'boys/girls, you need to be going after the REAL criminals, like little white boys that mow down families on the Texas roads, not after the nonviolent pot brownie maker.
    Where is the JUSTICE??!

    June 17, 2014 at 2:30 am | Reply
    • Alan Daggett

      Magdalene, Your jealousy of all things Texan makes me proud. I doubt this guy will get life in prison. It's more likely he will be placed on probation. HE HAS NOT BEEN TO COURT YET!!!!!

      June 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm | Reply
  6. just me

    Life sentence for a brownie seems fair.

    June 16, 2014 at 12:12 am | Reply
  7. Winston5

    When is that crayzee state projected to go Blue? 2018? Can't come soon enough, I'll visit then.

    June 13, 2014 at 11:53 am | Reply
  8. Emmi

    This is harsh, and perhaps people need to boycott this state.

    June 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  9. ART

    Its Texas he could use the afluenza defence

    June 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  10. sharon meredith

    no this is ridiculous : Texas teen faces life in prison for hash brownies and in other states its legal. Texas needs to get with the program.

    May 22, 2014 at 8:01 am | Reply

      African and Hispanic Americans have been arguing this issue for a long time, and have done extremely long prison sentences and guess what? no one complained for them. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed in U.S. v. Neal, that the whole carrier containing the substance should be weighed. He should be sentence according to valid law and fight his way out like every other black and hispanic american, theres nothing special about this white youngster where he should receive special treatment.

      May 23, 2014 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • pla

      What program is that Sharon, that drugs should be as available as guns?
      I agree that the punishment may be too harsh, but we are all getting the idea that we all need chemicals to get through the day, or that the only way to be happy is through a duby. This is some message we are sending to our kids. Tell me Sharon do you encourage your kids or loved ones to do drugs?

      June 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Reply
  11. vanessa

    I just love how the Texas justice system works. The man who was drinking and driving killed my brother and sister in law and got 10 years probation, but they want to give this guy life for some pot brownies?!

    May 22, 2014 at 3:53 am | Reply
  12. PotBrownieTester

    "Awaiting lab testing results."
    pfffttt A bunch of high-as-hell doctors.

    May 22, 2014 at 3:46 am | Reply

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