Bill filed to tax and regulate cannabis products, including delta-8


Rep. Chris Hurt says he wants to ‘legitimize’ the cannabis industry

A Republican lawmaker is seeking to tax and regulate the existing cannabis industry in the state.

Rep. Chris Hurt (R-Halls) filed House Bill 1690 this week. The bill seeks to regulate psychotropic hemp-derived cannabinoids, which include products that have more than 0.1 percent THC. (Current federal regulations limit THC to 0.3 percent.) That includes products containing the newly popular Delta-8 but not pure CBD products, which do not contain THC.


Planting the seeds: The present state and potential prospects of medical cannabis in Tennessee


In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Since then, 36 states (and four U.S. territories) have followed suit, keeping pace with rapidly evolving policies and attitudes toward cannabis. In addition to the widespread legalization of medical cannabis, 18 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for adult use.


Fugitive located amid marijuana hospitalization, MNPD says


A fugitive was taken into custody Sunday after officials learned he was wanted across multiple states while he was taken into medical care.

According to an arrest warrant, officers responded to West Trinity Lane after Kenneth Johnson, 29, reported he was feeling ill due to smoking marijuana. Officials said he was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where he was treated.

During this time, police said a records check of Johnson’s name and social security number showed he had two outstanding failure to appear warrants, and that he was wanted by U.S. Marshals in Arlington, Virginia.

After being discharged from the hospital, police said they searched Johnson and found 7.3 grams of marijuana in his pocket.

He is now faced with four separate charges.


Clarksville City Council adopts marijuana resolution

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The Clarksville City Council has adopted a resolution that supports the decriminalization of simple possession, or casual exchange, of marijuana for personal use. The resolution also supports access to, and use of, medical marijuana.

The final vote on Thursday, Dec. 2, which included three amendments altering it from the original document presented was 9-1-3.

Not a single Clarksville City Councilmember voted against the measure.


Music Spotlight: Hemp & Denim


Hemp Meadows and Denim Skye are lifelong musicians who have been married for 35 years. Denim sang in a church choir and school musicals in her hometown of Washington, DC. She got her first guitar when she was 13 and played in local bands. A division of Filmways Corporation recruited Denim to Los Angeles to form a psychedelic folk trio. After her foray, Denim gave up music for a while and became a graphic artist where she worked for the iconic magazine, Tiger Beat.

Hemp grew up in a Southern Baptist family where he started out singing gospel music and hymns. “Church provides you a great opportunity to sing,” he reminds.


Cash, guns and cannabis found on Amish man's property

Cannabis was found in two separate buildings on the property, stored in glass jars, plastic bags and large plastic containers, along with 10 guns.

A 33-year-old Amish man has been arrested in Tennessee after police officers discovered cash, guns and 25 pounds (11.3 kilograms) of cannabis on his property.

Earlier this week, officers with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at the home of Chris Appleby, reports The Daily Mail.

The cannabis was found in two separate buildings on the property, stored in glass jars, plastic bags and large plastic containers, along with 10 guns.


Tennessee’s Hemp-Heavy History

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The state of Tennessee has a rich past — and promising future — with the cash crop

Tennessee has been a hemp state for a lot longer than it hasn’t been one.

The versatile plant was already a major cash crop in the United States by the time Tennessee joined the union in 1796, and pioneer families who’d had success with it brought it across the Applachians from Virginia and the Carolinas. Producing hemp was critical at a time when ships were the primary conveyances of commerce, as its tough fibers are perfect for making sails and lines, and farmers could cash in with both government and private commercial supply contracts.


Tennessee Introduces 2022 Cannabis Bill

Tennessee just turned heads in the cannabis world by introducing a 2022 legalization bill


Here’s what marijuana laws look like around the Southeast, as NC considers changes


As North Carolina approaches a marijuana milestone, potentially legalizing the drug for medical use, nearby states are split in their approach.

The Southeast is coming late to the marijuana scene. The region is home to several of the 14 states that do not have comprehensive medical marijuana programs or full marijuana legalization, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.


Surprising Cities Where People Are Googling Cannabis Queries

The top five cities that are Google searching terms like “state cannabis legalization” are all places where cannabis is completely illegal.


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