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Fri
06
May

What’s next for cannabis, THC and Delta-8 in Tennessee?

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Hemp and CBD are legal in Tennessee but marijuana (medical and recreationional) is not. So where does this leave Delta-8?

A Tennessee lawmaker proposed a bill this legislative session that would have regulated and taxed Delta-8 products, but the bill didn’t make it out of committee. Meanwhile, stores selling Delta-8, CBD and hemp products are cropping up across the state, and there’s even a CBD restaurant and bar that’s coming to Nashville.

Wed
27
Apr

House bill adds quadriplegia for medical cannabis use in Tennessee

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Lawmakers are trying to expand the use of medical cannabis in Tennessee with one saying he can personally benefit from its use.

House Bill1747 adds quadriplegia as a qualifying medical condition for the lawful possession of cannabis oil.

“Members, I live with this diagnosis every day,” said the bill’s sponsor Representative Darren Jernigan (D-District 60) whose district includes the Old Hickory community of Davidson County.

The proposed legislation allows the Medical Cannabis Commission to study the effects and give lawful possession of cannabis oil to Tennesseeans who are quadriplegic. The current diagnoses on the list include Alzheimer’s, ALS, cancer, epilepsy, HIV, and sickle cell.

Wed
06
Apr

Tennessee's first legal cannabis restaurant is coming to Germantown this spring

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Craft Cannabis founder Michael Solomon is expanding his cannabis empire with the addition of a soon-to-open restaurant.

Buds & Brews, an innovative, Germantown-based eatery on 1246 3rd Ave. N., is slated for a spring 2022 opening. Tennessee’s first cannabis bar and restaurant will have an American sports theme.

The restaurant will serveclassic meals that can be enhanced with legal, hemp-derived THC condiments that Solomon considers high-end. 

 "...our extraction process is solventless — like it’s fresh squeezed," he said.

But what does it taste like?

Using a coffee analogy, Solomon likens hemp to decaf and marijuana to its caffeinated counterpart. Condiments, which are manufactured and pre-sealed off-site, are designed to be mixed together.

Thu
24
Feb

Tennessee’s first-ever cannabis bar and restaurant will open this spring

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Buds & Brews will open this spring with legal THC-infused condiments, cocktails, and desserts

Nashville is preparing to open its first cannabis restaurant in Germantown this spring. According to the Nashville Business Journal, Music City-based seed-to-shelf Craft Cannabis company is set to open Buds & Brews at 1246 3rd Avenue in North Germantown. Expected to open in late April or early May, Buds & Brews is the first business of its kind in Tennessee, but owner Michael Solomon said he certainly does not think it will be the last.

Tue
15
Feb

Tennessee lawmakers push for legalization of medical marijuana

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Recent Gallup survey showed 68% of people are in favor of legalizing cannabis.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Some Tennessee lawmakers said this is the year the state needs to legalize medical marijuana. Democratic Rep. Jason Powell presented a resolution to the General Assembly to give the voters the final say.

Rep. Powell said, “We’ve seen a record number of cannabis’ legislation.”

If approved, voters would get the final say on medical marijuana which could change the state’s constitution.

“It’s time for Tennesseans especially those who are suffering and would benefit from medical cannabis,” Rep. Powell said.

Tue
08
Feb

Legislation introduced to allow medical cannabis in Tennessee

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The state will give oversight of the medical cannabis program that will include the in-state cultivation, processing and sale of cannabis.

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - State Rep. Jason Powell filed legislation on Monday to propose an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution to allow medical cannabis, according to a news release.

Powell, D-Nashville, said if the constitutional amendment is passed it would allow Tennesseans to use medical cannabis legally for approved medical conditions including cancer, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

Wed
02
Feb

Legislation introduced to allow medical cannabis in Tennessee

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State Rep. Jason Powell filed legislation on Monday to propose an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution to allow medical cannabis, according to a news release.

Powell, D-Nashville, said if the constitutional amendment is passed it would allow Tennesseans to use medical cannabis legally for approved medical conditions including cancer, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

The state will give oversight of the medical cannabis program that will include the in -state cultivation, processing and sale of cannabis. The House Joint Resolution filed Monday conswill establish a 4% tax on the retail sale of medical cannabis with a portion specifically directed to assist military veterans’ health care.

Fri
14
Jan

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

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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.

Fri
14
Jan

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

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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.

Tue
04
Jan

Fugitive located amid marijuana hospitalization, MNPD says

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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.

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