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Two Texas Lawyers Make Viral Song About Weed

July 14th 2016

By:
Kyle Jaeger

Two attorneys at a Texas law firm are teaching marijuana enthusiasts a valuable lesson about driving with pot — through song.

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Attorneys Will Hutson and Chris Harris recorded themselves playing an original single, "Don't Eat Your Weed," and uploaded it to YouTube last year. In the last week, however, the video has taken off, reaching hundreds of thousands of viewers. The law partners have a very simple message: If you're pulled over with weed in the car, don't eat it.

"You know kids, if you're in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana in the state of Texas, that is a Class B misdemeanor," Harris says.

"Unless you make the really stupid decision to try to either alter, destroy, or conceal your weed while you're standing next to a police officer," Huston adds. "Don't do that. Then it becomes a third-degree felony of tampering with evidence."

ATTN: transcribed the full song lyrics here.

"You’re going down the road. You’re driving pretty slow cause you got some marijuana on you.

You really love pot. It’s not a whole lot — just an ounce or maybe two.

Oh, red and blues, flashing in the rear view. You pull off to the shoulder.

No, please don’t eat your weed cause it’s only a Class B misdemeanor.

You get a little manic and then you start to panic cause you’ve never been in trouble before.

As the officer approaches, you try to eat your roaches and you throw your weed out the door.

Oh no, the cop sees you — cause that’s what he’s trained to do, and now you’re in big trouble.

No, please don’t eat your weed cause it’s only a Class B misdemeanor.

Don’t turn a Class B into a felony by tampering with evidence.

Don’t be a dumbass. Don’t destroy your stash. Don’t eat your weed.

Tampering with evidence doesn’t make any sense. Let the cop find your weed.

There’s a kind of probation called deferred adjudication and there’s lot of other ways to plead.

It’s just a misdemeanor. You can hire a cleaner to get it off your record.

No, please don’t eat your weed cause it’s only a Class B misdemeanor.

No, please don’t eat your weed. Anything under a quarter pound is still not a felony — but you couldn’t eat that much weed… probably."

Every state's laws are different when it comes to marijuana possession, but this advice applies across the U.S.

Tampering with evidence carries more severe criminal penalties than simply possessing a controlled substance. Even in Texas, which has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the country, driving with less than two ounces of pot is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Now if you get slapped with a third-degree felony charge, that's punishable by 2 to 10 years in state prison and up to a $10,000 fine in Texas.

"I have seen a significant number of cases that are charged as felony tampering with physical evidence that arise out of somebody trying to eat or ingest a misdemeanor amount of marijuana," District Judge Matt Johnson told The Star-Telegram. "Mr. Hutson and Mr. Harris have certainly developed a unique way to communicate with their clients or potential clients."

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