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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 …

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Legislation to Defelonize Cannabis Possession Signed into Law in Tennessee

Legislation 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 …

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

Legislation (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 …

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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 cannabis 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 …

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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. 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 …

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Tennessee Governor Signs Cannabidiol Research Proposal Into Law

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed Senate Bill 2531 into law, a proposal to establish a 4-year study on the cannabis compound cannabidiol. Under the proposed law, “it would not be a criminal 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 …

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