Tennessee

TennesseeWith some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country, residents of The Volunteer State should never volunteer their status of possessing illegal substances.  Instead, they should familiarize themselves with local paraphernalia laws in order to avoid these strict penalties. 
 
 

Tennessee Marijuana Laws
Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
1/2 oz or less (first offense) misdemeanor 1 year $250
1/2 oz or less (second offense) misdemeanor 1 year $500
1/2 oz or less (third offense) felony 1 - 6 years $1,000
Fines for possession are mandatory.
Sale
1/2 oz - 10 lbs felony 1 - 6 years $5,000
10 - 70 lbs felony 2 - 12 years $5,000
70 - 300 lbs felony 8 - 30 years $200,000
More than 300 lbs felony 15 - 60 years $500,000
Includes possession with intent to distribute.
Subsequent offense carries higher penalty.
Cultivation
10 plants or less felony 1 - 6 years $5,000
10 - 19 plants felony 2 - 12 years $50,000
20 - 99 plants felony 3 - 15 years $100,000
100 - 499 plants felony 8 - 30 years $200,000
More than 500 plants felony 15 - 60 years $500,000
Subsequent offense carries higher penalty.
Hash & Concentrates
Possession misdemeanor 11 mos $2,500
Manufacture, deliver, or sell less than 2 lbs felony 6 years $5,000
Manufacture, deliver, or sell 2 - 4 lbs felony 12 years $50,000
Manufacture, deliver, or sell 4 - 8 lbs felony 15 years $100,000
Manufacture, deliver, or sell 8 - 15 lbs felony 30 years $200,000
Manufacture, deliver, or sell more than 15 lbs felony 60 years $500,000
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia misdemeanor 1 year $2,500
Sale of paraphernalia felony 1 - 6 years $3,000
Miscellaneous (license suspensions, civil damages, etc...)
Falsification of drug tests misdemeanor 1 year $2,500

 
Here is a copy of Tennessee’s Criminal Offenses Code 3917-425 in its entirety.

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