Tennessee Marijuana Laws
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 for marijuana use in any regard.
This means that marijuana is effectively illegal in any form in Tennessee, and if you’ve been arrested on a marijuana charge, your life could be as severely impacted as it would be if you were facing any other type of drug crime. Continue reading to learn more about medical and recreational marijuana penalties in TN and the onset of the CBD oil law in 2018.
Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana in TN
Weed is illegal in Tennessee no matter how you look at it. However, the consequences of marijuana charges will vary. For instance, if you were found to be in possession of marijuana, you’ll be facing fines up to $2,500 and jail time not to exceed one year.
Alternatively, if you were charged with cultivating or selling weed, the penalties will be far greater if you are convicted.
In the worst-case scenario, you could be facing felony charges, spend a maximum of sixty years in prison, and be required to pay fines of up to $500,000. This severe punishment will primarily extend to those trafficking marijuana throughout the state or those found with marijuana in excess of 300 pounds.
The amount of marijuana you were in possession of, your intent, and several other factors will be taken into consideration when the prosecutor is deciding how you’ll be charged. For this reason, you should reach out to an attorney immediately upon your arrest so we can work to develop your defense and reduce your charges if possible.
The Use of CBD Oil
As of 2018, CBD (cannabidiol) oil became legal for medicinal use. This hemp-derived oil can be used to treat sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, chronic pain, and Huntington’s disease, to name a few conditions.
In order to use CBD oil in Tennessee, you’ll need to have a prescription from your treating physician. If you’ve been charged with a violation of the CBD oil law, such as is often the case with those selling CBD oil, you’ll need a seasoned drug lawyer by your side who knows the ins and outs of Tennessee marijuana laws.
Reach Out to a Tennessee Marijuana Lawyer
For assistance in beating your marijuana charges, or if you need more information about how the state’s marijuana laws can impact the crime you’ve been charged with, get in touch with a TN marijuana lawyer at Raybin & Weissman, P.C.
Schedule your free case evaluation with our firm today by calling the office at 615-256-6666 or by filling out the convenient contact form we’ve provided on this page.