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Tennessee GOP cannabis bill excludes drug-related felonies for a decade, bans these cannabis products

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A new GOP-led bill seeks to make sales certain hemp illegal products in Tennessee.

SB 0378, Submitted by a state senator Richard Briggs (R – Knoxville) Products containing “hemp-derived cannabinoids,” including Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC, and THCp, are prohibited from being sold to those under the age of 21.

The measure would also prohibit the distribution of product samples in public places such as streets, sidewalks and parks.

One provision of the law imposes a 5% sales tax on listed products, with the money transferred to the state general fund later for use by the Department of Agriculture to benefit in regulating THC products. The legislation does not apply to CBD products and products that contain low amounts of THC.

“In Delta-8 and Delta-9, and I think the state has set certain standards for that, and they need to enforce them, Tell correspondents with WBIR last week. “The other thing is they definitely need to be kept out of young hands. They even have vape stuff and gummies and all kinds of stuff. They can be very dangerous if a kid gets them.”

The bill states that retailers need a license to sell products and pay $250 per location, while producers need to shell out $500 for a license. In addition, those convicted of a drug-related felony will need to wait a decade after completing their sentence to obtain a license.

GOP vs. Dems On Rec Marijuana

Meanwhile, Briggs raises concerns about the medical and recreational use of marijuana.

“I am not at all in favor of recreational marijuana and have a lot of concerns about medical marijuana until we know more about it,” he said recently. He said. “I don’t think it should be generally available. And at least at this point until something changes.”

Briggs’ fellow GOP lawmaker from another chamber, Rep. Cameron Sexton He also opposes adult use of marijuana but is more open to its medical use. He even thinks members of the House of Representatives could review medical marijuana this year.

“At home, we’re very close to passing medical marijuana,” Sexton said recently on WBIR’s Inside Tennessee.

On the other hand, the Democratic duo MP. Bob Freeman and age. Heidi Campbell We are Planning To introduce new legislation to legalize recreational marijuana.

“The bill would support medical and recreational cannabis use because many other states already use it for recreational purposes,” Campbell said.

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