New legislation submitted on Tuesday reflects a Tennessee lawmaker’s desire to see marijuana legalized for all Tennesseans. HB0085, commonly known as the “Free All Cannabis for Tennesseans Act,” was introduced by Representative Bob Freeman (D-Nashville-56).
The Department of Agriculture would establish and administer a system for marijuana cultivation, processing, and sales, according to the bill’s description. According to the proposed law, adults could use, possess, or transport up to 60 grams of marijuana or up to 15 grams of marijuana concentrate.
Tennesseans were also permitted to grow up to 12 plants on their land, provided that it was enclosed and concealed from public view. Additionally, under the proposed legislation, parents and legal guardians would be permitted to give medications to minors who have medical issues as long as a doctor has approved the practice.
Marijuana use would be prohibited in public areas, as well as in automobiles, boats, and other moving objects, as well as in educational institutions and jails. According to the law, regulation of marijuana is required for Tennessee to “stay competitive nationally and globally” because it ranks 38th out of 50 states in its marijuana policy.