Status: In Tennessee, qualified patients may possess and use CBD extracts. The current law does not allow for a state-regulated dispensary system.
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Number of Tennessee Licenses Available
The History of Tennessee Marijuana
Senate Bill 2531, a limited medical marijuana bill, was signed into law on May of 2014, that authorized the use of cannabis oil containing one of the primary active ingredients in medical marijuana, cannabidiol (also referred to as CBD), as part of a clinical research study on its effects on seizure conditions. The law only allows for Tennessee Tech to cultivate, process and dispense CBD.
SB 2531 authorizes the use of cannabis oil containing one of the primary active ingredients in medical marijuana, cannabidiol (also referred to as CBD), as part of a clinical research study on its effects on seizure conditions. The law limits the cannabis oil to less than 0.9% of THC, the most common active ingredient typically found in medical marijuana. SB 280 was signed into law in May 2015 to improve on the already existing limited medical marijuana law but still fails to provide patients safe access to cannabis oil.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: Patients with some type of seizure condition
Update: On January 18, 2018, two Republicans introduced a bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients in Tennessee. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Jeremy Faison and Sen. Steve Dickerson, would allow oil-based manufactured products, such as pills or lotions, and would not permit the sale of marijuana flower and edibles. It would also allow local governments to decide whether or not they want to allow dispensaries in their city/county.