Category Archives: Tennessee

Tennessee Man Lights Up Joint in Court To Protest Marijuana Laws

Out of the mists of confusion and panic that have roiled 2020 heretofore, a hero emerges. Instead of ducking his head, standing up straight, and expressing remorse for his weed during his Tennessee case for small time marijuana possession, one man decided to protest the powers that be, and blazed one for all the court […]

Tennessee Senator Files Bill to Allow Sale and Taxation of Marijuana

Legal pot in the land of Rocky Top?  That’s what one Tennessee lawmaker is aiming to achieve in this year’s legislative session. State Sen. Raumesh Akbari filed legislation on Friday to permit the sale of marijuana. The bill calls for the new law to effect on July 1, which would bring Tennessee in line with […]

Tennessee Lawmaker Pushing—Again—For Legal Medical Marijuana

A Tennessee state senator has reintroduced a bill that would legalize the medicinal use of cannabis in the state. The bill, which will be reintroduced in the Tennessee legislature by Republican Sen. Janice Bowling, failed to gain enough support last year. “There are tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans that could benefit […]

Tennessee Physician Faces 20 Years In Prison For Overprescribing Opioids

A Tennessee doctor is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of over-prescribing opioids this week. Dr. Darrell Rinehart, who operated a medical clinic in Columbia, Tennessee before relocating to Indianapolis, Indiana, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday, according to a release from the office of the U.S. […]

New Tennessee Policy May Allow More State Residents To Consume Marijuana

Tennessee legislators can’t get medical marijuana legislation passed to save their lives, but the state’s Bureau of Investigation has announced a new policy that may make it easier on cannabis consumers. The agency will stop testing quantities of marijuana that are under half an ounce. The shift will supposedly make it prohibitively difficult for prosecutors […]

Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Delayed Until Next Year

History is repeating in Tennessee, where for the third consecutive year Republican state Sen. Steve Dickerson has tabled a bill to carve out medical cannabis protections for patients with debilitating conditions. On Wednesday, Dickerson told a senate committee that he would propose a new version of the bill in 2020. Lawmakers in Tennessee, one of […]