The marijuana laws in Tennessee are based on the amount of marijuana that you have in your possession. For example, if you have less than a half ounce of marijuana, that is a misdemeanor. It is not a felony. Even though it's legalized in many parts of the country, it is still illegal to possess marijuana in any amount in Tennessee. One big thing about defending marijuana cases is whether the case is active or constructive possession of marijuana. For example, was it in your pocket or was it in a room full of people?
As previously stated, one thing to look at is the amount of marijuana. You can have more than a half ounce of marijuana and not be a felony. It could be classified as personal use, but you have to show that there was no evidence that you were selling, delivering, or manufacturing marijuana. If you have any questions about Tennessee's marijuana laws, please feel free to give us a call.