However, seven months later, a repeal of Tennessee law was signed. WKRN) — The legalization of marijuana is effectively dead this year at the State Capitol. That means Tennessee could be left behind, as the surrounding states are approving some form of cannabis legalization. It is illegal to grow or sell marijuana or hashish (or to possess marijuana or hashish with the intention of doing so) in Tennessee.
The simple possession of marijuana or the exchange of up to half an ounce of marijuana (with or without payment), is a Class A misdemeanor. Despite the fact that marijuana is becoming legal for medicinal and recreational purposes in many states, Tennessee has been slower to implement laws that allow the use of marijuana in any aspect. However, despite this classification, Tennessee has not legalized marijuana for medical purposes (except for low-THC cannabidiol or CBD oil, prescribed by a doctor for an approved medical condition) and imposes severe penalties for possession, use and sale of marijuana. Even though legalizing marijuana is a national debate, it's important to understand that there are still many reasons why a marijuana possession charge in Tennessee can affect your future.
This severe punishment will extend mainly to those who traffic marijuana throughout the state or those who find themselves with marijuana weighing more than 300 pounds.