Medical Marijuana in Tennessee
As one of the strictest states on marijuana legalization, the Tennessee legislature’s attempts to pass several medical marijuana legalization bills have been futile. However, in May 2021, Governor Lee signed Senate Bill 118 into law, which slightly expanded the state’s access to low-THC medical cannabis. Under this new law, not only did the list of qualifying conditions expand greatly, but also qualified patients will be able to possess and use products with no more than 0.9%. Furthermore, the framework of this law established a nine (9) member commission to review the federal and state laws regarding medical cannabis, so they may act as advisors on the implementation of a medical marijuana program once it is federally rescheduled or de-scheduled.
Applications for Medical Marijuana Business Licenses in Tennessee
Under Senate Bill 118, the nine (9) member commission must report their recommendations and proposals to the Tennessee Legislature by January 2022. As a result, there will be an open application process for Medical Marijuana Business Licenses in Tennessee in the near future. Now is the time to get started with your business plan. You can provide your information here to receive notification updates related to Tennessee cannabis matters. Schedule a consultation to further discuss your options here.