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
Tennessee Marijuana Business Guidelines
Tennessee is currently not accepting applications to license marijuana businesses. To get ahead of the game and prepare for your marijuana business in the event the state legalizes marijuana businesses, review the resources below.
RECOMMENDED TENNESSEE MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSE:
- Tennessee Marijuana Business Plan Package
- Business & Operations Plan Template
- Cultivation Plan Template
- Manufacturing/Processing Plan Template
- Environmental Plan Template
- Financial Plan Template
- Fire Safety Plan Template
- Inventory Control Plan Template
- Patient Education Plan Template
- Patient Recordkeeping Plan Template
- Product Safety Plan Template
- Security Plan Template
- Staffing Plan Template
- Suitability of Proposed Plan Template
- Transportation Plan Template
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 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.
Tennessee lawmakers have delayed all efforts to legalize medical marijuana until next year, abandoning several bills moments before the topic was expected to be debated for the first time. Senator Steve Dickerson said during a Senate hearing on April 10, 2019 he was regrettably delaying all bills involving cannabis until 2020. He stated the House also had delayed the bills until next year.