HEMP AND CBD LAWS
Hemp Law Group assists individuals and smalls businesses navigate the hemp and CBD industry by obtaining licensing and permits, business formation, drafting corporate agreements, business transaction documents, commercial leases, real estate contracts, and other legal matters related to the cultivation, processing, or selling of hemp in Tennessee.
“Hemp” refers to varieties of the cannabis plant that have no more than 0.3% THC concentration on a dry-mass basis. Cannabis with higher levels of THC is considered marijuana and is illegal under both Tennessee and federal law. Click here for more information on the difference between hemp and marijuana.
“CBD” refers to cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. It can be used in several different ways, including vaping, oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. Unlike its close cannabinoid relative, THC, CBD is completely non-intoxicating.
Cultivation of hemp is legal under federal law. In December 2018, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Act that lifted the controlled substance designation for hemp and all of its extracts with no more than 0.3% THC concentration.
Cultivation of hemp is also legal in Tennessee. The state’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program began in 2015. Tennessee Public Chapter No. 916 amended several laws in Tennessee, including removing hemp from the definition of controlled substances in the Criminal Code (see T.C.A. 39-17-415). At first, both cultivation and transport of hemp were highly regulated. In 2019, the Tennessee Legislature amended the laws pertaining to hemp. In response, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture simplified the rules and regulations regarding hemp. The new rules repealed roughly 50% of the then-existing hemp regulations, including all requirements for hemp seed acquisition and submission of yearly agronomic reports. The new rules also amended the licensing structure to require hemp licenses only for the growth of rooted hemp material.
Likewise, CBD oil derived from hemp (i.e. cannabis with no more than 0.3% THC concentration) is legal in Tennessee and under federal law. CBD derived from marijuana (i.e. cannabis with more than 0.3% THC concentration) is illegal unless it is (1) approved as a prescription medication by the FDA; (2) used by a university for a certified clinical research study and contains less than 0.6% THC; or (3) possessed by a person who has proof of order or recommendation from the issuing state and proof that the person or immediate family member has been diagnosed with intractable seizures or epilepsy by a licensed doctor, and the oil contains less than 0.9% TCH. (See T.C.A. 39-17-402 (16)(e)-(f)).
Hemp Law Group strives to keep its clients up to date on all laws relating to hemp and CBD in Tennessee. The following is an overview of the hemp and CBD laws in the state.
Tenn. Code Ann. 43-27-101(3)-(4) “Chapter Definitions:”
(3) “Hemp” means the plant cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of not more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis; and
(4) “THC” means delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.
Tenn. Code Ann. 43-27-102 “Hemp License—Requirements—Records:”
(a) Any person who produces hemp in this state shall obtain an annual license from the department.
(b) In order to obtain and maintain a hemp license, a person must:
(1) Submit to the department a description of all land on which the person produces hemp in this state, to include global positioning system coordinates and other information sufficient to identify the property;
(2) Submit to the department any other information prescribed by rules as necessary for the efficient enforcement of this chapter;
(3) Consent to reasonable inspection and sampling by the department of the person’s hemp crop and inventory; and
(4) Not be convicted of a state or federal felony drug offense within the previous ten (10) years.
(c) The department shall maintain all records that the department creates, or that are submitted to the department, for regulation of hemp in this state for a period of at least five (5) years.
Tenn. Code Ann. 43-27-103 “Prohibited Acts:”
The following acts within this state are prohibited:
(1) Possession of rooted hemp by any person, other than a common carrier, without a valid license issued by the department;
(2) Possession of cannabis with THC concentrations greater than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis;
(3) Failure to pay upon reasonable notice any license, sampling, or inspection fee assessed by the department;
(4) Violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter; or
(5) Willful hindrance of the commissioner or the commissioner’s authorized agent in performance of their official duties..
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