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An overview of Tennessee marijuana laws

As opinions about marijuana are changing across the country, so are laws. Several states have legalized some form of medical or recreational use of cannabis, but where does Tennessee stand? You may be wondering what the state laws say and what the future holds for marijuana laws in Tennessee

Is possession of half an ounce of pot always a felony?

In Tennessee, possession of one-half ounce to 10 pounds of marijuana is a Class E felony. If you are found guilty of this crime, you could be sentenced to 1-6 years in prison. But there is an interesting aspect to the law that defines this crime (Tennessee Code 39-17-417).

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