Texas Capitol Laws Regarding Marijuana
In addition to the medical marijuana laws, the capitol city has lowered cannabis possession from a Class A felony to a Class B misdemeanor. This basically means that an officer would have the option of either ticketing you or bringing you into the county jail. All this assuming you are carrying less than 2 ounces.
For the most part, police in Austin are more concerned with harder crimes. Smoking on the street is easily commonplace, and you’re likely to never encounter police on the sidewalk.