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Medical Marijuana Users

Tennessee also does not recognize marijuana as an approved medicinal drug , any person found in possession of marijuana will be subject to criminal charges for possession. Tennessee politicians are not up to date on this subject because several esteemed medical authorities have recognized the value of marijuana as a useful medical treatment for several conditions including ; multiple sclerosis, cancer treatment, AIDS (and AIDS treatment), glaucoma, depression, epilepsy, migraine headaches, asthma, pruritis, sclerodoma, severe pain, and dystonia. This is only the short list.

The purpose of this website is to promote the legalization of medical marijuana in the  state of Tennessee . This is not a site for the purpose of growing , selling or distribution of marijuana .

The antiquated laws include :

Possession

Possession or casual exchange of: Less than .5 oz.: Class A misdemeanor and attendance at drug offender school and minimum $250 fine; Casual exchange to a minor from an adult 2 yrs. his senior and adult knows minor is a minor: felony; Subsequent offense: $500 minimum; Third: $750 minimum; Two or more prior convictions, then Class E felony; 20 plants to 99 plants: Class C felony, fined up to $ 100,000

Sale

.5 oz. to 10 lbs.: Class E felony and/or $5000; 10 lbs. + 1 g. to 70 lbs.: Class D felony and/or $50,000; 70 lbs. + 1 g.: Class B felony and/or $200,000; Over 700 lbs.: Class A felony and/or $500,000; Sale to minor under 18 or in drug-free zone: one class higher than amount required; Minimum penalty amounts: 1st drug felony offense: $2000; 2nd: $2500; 3rd: $3000

HB 1385 by *Jones.

Drugs, Prescription – As introduced, creates the “Koozer-Kuhn Medical Cannabis Act”. – Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29; Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 2; Title 39; Title 43; Title 53, Chapter 11; Title 63 and Title 68.
Fiscal Summary

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Bill Summary

Under present law, it is a criminal offense for any person to manufacture, deliver, or sell cannabis (marijuana) except as provided in the Tennessee Legend Drug and Controlled Substance Research Act of 1984. The classification of the offense and severity of the offense depends on the amount of cannabis involved, as well as numerous aggravating and mitigating factors.
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