Whether it was a complete surprise or you saw it coming, finding out that your teenager has been charged with a drug crime is a very difficult thing to go through as a parent.
While several states have legalized recreational marijuana use, Texas still has some of the nation's harshest marijuana laws on its books.
Many states throughout the country have loosened their treatment of marijuana possession offenses. Texas is not one of these states, so far, anyway.
If your son or daughter is going off to college this fall, you are probably filled with many different emotions. You are likely astonished at how fast the years have flown by, excited for your son or daughter's future, and a little sad that there will be one less person at the dining table (until the holidays, at least).
With recreational marijuana now legal in four states and medical marijuana now legal in more than 20 states, one would think that baking a pan of pot brownies wouldn't be such a big deal, right? Wrong, if you live in the state of Texas.