Prescriptions for medical marijuana are available in 29 states plus the District of Columbia. A medical prescription for maijuana is not allowed under Tennessee law. I posted about the legality of possessing marijuana purchased in a state that legalized the sale of marijuana earlier this week. It made me wonder if a valid prescription for marijuana for medical reasons in another state would make possessing marijuana legal in Tennessee.
People in Tennessee who have been convicted of drug-related charges may either have the option of enrolling in a drug diversion program, or it may be a requirement. But just what is this program, and what should you know about it?
Punisment of simple possession of marijuana in Tennessee can be confusing. While the legalization of marijuana is rapidly expanding, it is illegal under Tennessee's criminal laws to possess marijuana. it is a criminal offense to possess less than one-half ounce of marijuana. It is a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A misdemeanor of simple possession of marijuana carries the following penalities:
Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. Millions of Americans are struggling with an addiction to powerful painkillers that are prescribed quite easily by doctors. When those prescriptions expire, however, people are left dealing with considerable pain and suffering.
Drug charges are serious business in Tennessee. One question that was asked of me recently is what happens if I am charged with poessession of methamphetamine in Tennessee. Possession of Methamphetamine(Meth) can be a felony. Meth is a Schedule II drug. Possession of any amount of a Schedule II drug may result in a felony drug conviction. It is a Class B felony with a full range of punishment of 8 to 30 years in prison depending on your criminal record.