Currently, Tennessee law provides some protections for certain individuals with epilepsy who possess cannabis oils that are rich in one of the primary active. ingredients in medical marijuana, cannabidiol (also referred to as CBD). Thel limit of THC is 0.9%.
In 2015, Tennessee made it legal for people that legally bought cannabis oil out-of- state to possess it if they had a “legal order or recommendation” from the other state. In 2016, the Tennessee legislature modified the law wherein it provides that certain individuals may possess CBD oils with no more than 0.9% THC. To qualify, the person must have “proof of the legal order or recommendation from the issuing state” along with proof that they or an immediate family member have been diagnosed with intractable seizures or epilepsy by a Tennessee doctor. The 2016 amendments allowed institutions of higher education to experiment with CBD oil up to 0.6% for diseases such as cancer and epilepsy. Tennessee does not allow such institutions to grow marijuana. Hemp is not marijuana, and in 2017, Tennessee’s industrial hemp law allowed growth of hemp with 0.3% THC or less. Should you have any questions, click on WWW.KJONESLAWYERS.COM or call (423) 424-6208.