Tennessee CBD Bill Passed Unanimously by Legislature

The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill to allow the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) after FDA approval.

House Bill 694 passed the Senate earlier this month with a 33 to 0 vote, and today passed the House with a vote of 90 to 0. It will now be sent to Governor Bill Haslam for consideration; Haslam has the option of signing it into law, allowing it to become law without his signature, or vetoing it (though a veto could be overridden by a 2/3rds vote in the legislature).

House Bill 694 excludes from the state’s definition of marijuana any “cannabidiol product approved as a prescription medication by the United States food and drug administration [FDA]”.

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Legislation to Defelonize Cannabis Possession Signed into Law in Tennessee

jointLegislation to remove the possibility of a felony conviction for the personal possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis has been signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Under current law, someone caught possessing up to a half ounce of cannabis for the third time can be charged with a felony punishable by up to six years in prison. House Bill 1478 changes the law so that third and subsequent cannabis possession offenses will be reduced to a misdemeanor, punishable by no more than one year in jail (the same penalty for someone’s first or second offense)

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Tennessee Hemp Legalization Bill Signed Into Law After 117 to 2 Vote in Legislature

hemphempLegislation (House Bill 2032) legalizing the licensed cultivation and production of industrial hemp has been signed into law in Tennessee by Governor Bill Haslam. With 119 members of the state’s legislature voting on the bill, only two members voted “No”.

The new law, introduced by Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), allows farmers to cultivate hemp as an agricultural product, so long as they receive a license from the state’s Department of Agriculture. According to official projections, legal hemp cultivation will result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in new revenue for the state, while opening up a lucrative new market for farmers.

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Tennessee Governor Says He’ll Sign Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he will sign into law a proposal to legalize the possession and use of cannabismedcannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders, and will do so as soon as the end of this week.

House Bill 0197 –  which was approved unanimously by the state’s House and Senate – will allow for the possession and use of low-THC (0.9% or less) cannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders such as epilepsy, so long as the individual receives a recommendation from a physician.

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Tennessee Legislature Unanimously Passes Medical Cannabis Bill, Heads to Governor

Tennessee’s full Legislature has approved a bill – HB0197 – to legalize the possession and use of cannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders such as epilepsy.MedicalMarijuana2-JCR-600x399

The Senate passed the bill Monday night with a unanimous 26-0 vote, and the House of Representative approved the proposal shortly after with a 95 to 0 vote. The measure will now be sent to Governor Bill Haslam for consideration.

The proposal would allow those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis extracts that contain no more than 0.9% THC.

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Tennessee Governor Signs Cannabidiol Research Proposal Into Law

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed Senate Bill 2531 into lawa proposal to establish a 4-year study on the cannabis compound cannabidiol. Under the proposed law, “it would not be a tennesseecriminal offense for a four-year public institution of higher education located in Putnam County to manufacture, process, transfer, dispense, or possess cannabis oil containing the substance cannabidiol, with less than 0.9 tenths of one percent of tetrahydrocannabinol, as part of a clinical research study on the treatment of intractable seizures. “

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