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Is CBD Oil Legal in Tennessee?

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BY Grover Collins

Founder & Managing Member

Some testify oils or capsules containing CBD has helped anxiety or sleep struggles, while others have attested to its benefits for migraines and digestion issues. Regardless of the use, it still leaves an important question: Are CBD products legal in Tennessee?

We’ve seen a lot of advertisements and endorsements of health products containing an ingredient known as “CBD.” Some testify oils or capsules containing CBD has helped general anxiety and/or sleep struggles, while others have attested to its benefits for migraines and digestion issues. However, it still leaves an important question.

Are CBD products legal to use in Tennessee?

In short, yes. In 2014, Senate Bill 2495/House Bill 2445 was passed classifying industrial hemp as having “non-detectable THC” and as being an agricultural crop. The Tennesee legislature passed a law in 2016 allowing licensed farmers and institutions to cultivate industrial hemp in Tennessee. However, these farmers face strict regulation of their crops.

Moreover, “industrial hemp” is defined as “the plants and plant parts of the genera cannabis that do not contain a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration more than three tenths of one percent on a dry mass basis, grown from certified seed.”

As far as we can tell, any CBD product containing less than 0.03% of THC is legal for possession and consumption in Tennessee. The same goes for most states.

Where to buy CBD oils and What to Look For in Tennessee

Finally, our research tells us that its best to look into the ingredients on any product before you purchase or consume. For example, investigate where the hemp-derivative is grown, how it is processed, and whether it is from a reputable company.

It appears the items most commonly purchased are capsules and oils, so reading the back of the box or bottle should be the first thing you do before heading to the checkout counter.

While we do pride ourselves in the awesome and exotic plants around our office, we do not specialize nor have experience in growing hemp. However, this popular local college does.

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