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Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Passed on First Consideration

A Tennessee medical marijuana measure has been introduced and “passed on first consideration” in the state’s Senate. Senate Bill 1633, introduced by Senator Jeff Yarbro, “establishes a defense to prosecution for the possession of marijuana in an amount not to exceed one ounce by declaring such possession is justified if possessed for the treatment of certain provable …

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Two Tennessee House Committees Pass Measure to Reduce Cannabis Penalty

A bill to reduce the penalty for possessing between half an ounce, and an ounce of cannabis has been passed by two House committees in Tennessee. House Bill 109 was passed recently through both the House Criminal Justice Committee, and the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee. It’s been referred to the Calendar and Rules …

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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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Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Tennessee State Senator Steve Dickerson, a physycian, and State Representative Jeremy Faison, both Republicans, introduced their plan to legalize medical cannabis today at a press conference. Under the proposed law, the possession and use of cannabis and cannabis products would be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. Qualifying medical conditions include …

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Lawmakers in Memphis, Tennessee Pass Cannabis Decrim Measure

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The Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee of the Memphis City Council (which is made up of eight of the council’s 13 members) has voted 5 to 2 to pass an ordinance that would establish a $50 ticket for possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis. The ordinance will now go to the full …

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Nashville Lawmakers Vote 32 to 4 to Decriminalize Cannabis

A Nashville measure to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis has received initial approval from the Metro City Council. The vote was 32 to 4. Under the proposed law, the possession of up to a half an ounce of cannabis would no longer result in a criminal charge or jail time, instead being …

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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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Bill to Legalize Hemp Passes Tennessee House Committee

House Bill 2032, a proposal to fully legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp, has received approval from Tennessee’s House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. It now heads to the House Government Operations Committee, where its passage will send it to the full House of Representatives. The proposed law, introduced by Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), would …

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Tennessee Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

The medical use of cannabis extracts for those with epilepsy is now legal in Tennessee, after Governor Bill Haslam signed House Bill 0197 into law Monday. The bill allows those with seizure disorders to possess and use cannabis extracts – such as tinctures and oils – if they receive a recommendation from a physician. The …

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