Tennessee Cannabis History
Tennessee is one of 14 remaining states that has yet to legalize medical marijuana use. However, attitudes are changing quickly, and 2021’s SB854 seeks to legalize medical marijuana for qualified patients and establish a Medical Cannabis Commission to regulate production and sales. On March 2, the Senate Government Operations Committee approved SB 854 in a 6-2 vote.
Tennessee Child-Resistant Packaging RulesLike all states that authorize the use of CBD products, Tennessee mandates that the packaging is child-resistant and labeled in accordance with the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”). Under the FDCA, the labels of any product sold in the United States, including child-resistant CBD and marijuana packaging, must contain four basic elements:
- 1. An identity statement saying what the product is
- 2. The net weight
- 3. An ingredient list, with hemp, CBD, and THC clearly identified
- 4. The name and address of the manufacturer/distributor.
Useful Links for Tennessee Cannabis RegulationsTennessee Medical Cannabis Trade Association
News: Bill allowing cancer patients to use cannabis oil with THC advances in Tennessee House
Tennessee Hemp FAQ
Tennessee Cannabis Growers Application
Editor's Note: Status as of 4/8/2021