Updated: Jan 20
CBD has steadily risen in popularity over the years. From oils to vape pens, lotions, and everything in between, there is no doubt that this compound is in demand for a host of different reasons. If you’re new to the world of CBD, you probably have a lot of questions. Like, is CBD legal in Tennessee? We’ll break it down for you.
Tennessee CBD laws
CBD laws in Tennessee have not always been clear. In fact, up until 2019, they were some of the most confusing in the nation. Changes were made to Tennessee CBD laws in 2019 which cleared up much of the confusion. In 2014, Tennessee was part of a pilot program created by the federal government. The program allowed states to grow hemp in accordance with specific guidelines. Tennessee Public Chapter No. 916 passed in 2014 and officially removed hemp from the definition of controlled substances. The Industrial Hemp Pilot Program allowed anyone (excluding those with a controlled-substance felony in the last 10 years) to acquire a license and begin growing hemp. In 2018, the US Farm Bill passed. This legalized hemp cultivation, allowing states to regulate it. With the new language in the Farm Bill, production and possession of CBD oil became legal. The plants must contain less than 0.3% THC to be defined as hemp and therefore legal. So, the short answer is yes, CBD is legal in Tennessee. The US Farm Bill made this possible. However, the state still had regulatory powers for Tennessee CBD. And at the time of the US Farm Bill passage, the only Tennesseans who were permitted to possess CBD oil were people with a doctor’s recommendation. The laws have since changed. Amendments to the Tennessee CBD laws made the rules simpler. Many existing regulations were repealed and the entire structure of licensing received an update. Part of these changes ensured that CBD, within governmental regulations of under 0.3% THC, was legal for all Tennesseans. If you’ve been in Tennessee for a while though, you probably know that CBD has been available to consumers since before the 2019 amendments, regardless of doctor recommendations. The laws were fuzzy and confusing, but today, Tennessee CBD is easier to understand as a whole. To put it simply, if the CBD is derived from hemp, with less than 0.3% THC, it is legal in Tennessee.
Medical CBD in Tennessee
Tennessee does not have a recreational marijuana program. The state doesn’t have a medical marijuana program, either. However, there is one exception. You may get a doctor’s recommendation for CBD with a higher THC concentration if you have a qualifying condition. Currently, the only qualifying condition is intractable epilepsy. If you are a seizure patient that may benefit from CBD oil, you can use high-CBD, low-THC CBD oil. In the medical program, you may have up to 0.9% THC, versus the 0.3% that is legal for the general population. Oddly enough, the CBD oil must be obtained legally outside of the state of Tennessee. If you get a medical marijuana recommendation from your doctor for a higher-THC CBD oil, you will have to legally obtain it from another state.
The bottom line
At THS Farm, all of our CBD is in accordance with governmental regulations. Our hemp plants are organically grown and contain less than 0.3% THC. If you’ve been considering using Tennessee CBD but have been worried about the legal status, rest assured THS Farm's products are legal and high quality!
THS Farm will always be your Trusted Hemp Source.