The debate about the legalization of marijuana continues to take place in states across the country. Some states, like California, Washington, Colorado, and the District of Columbia, have legalized the recreational use of the drug. Other states, like Tennessee, have legalized cannabidiol for the treatment of medical issues. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is different from marijuana and it is important to know why and how.
First and foremost, CBD contains extremely low to zero amounts of THC, the chemical that leads to the impairment or high that is associated with marijuana use. CBD is not intended to produce a high in individuals. Instead, it is designed to help people alleviate pain and deal with medical issues. It is often used for narcolepsy and general anxiety relief. Because of its low THC amounts and because it is intended to help chronically ill patients deal with their issues, many states have passed laws permitting its use.
Marijuana, recreational or medical, is not legal in the state of Tennessee. Possession of marijuana carries fairly stringent punishment and consequences. If you are found to have marijuana, attempting to write it off as medically necessary in the state of Tennessee will not help reduce your charges. Often times, people from other states that have legalized the drug seem absolutely perplexed when they are arrested in Tennessee for possession of marijuana. Further, it is important to know that possession of over fourteen grams is a felony in Tennessee.
Similarly, synthetic marijuana, a dangerously potent substance, is also illegal in Tennessee. There are no circumstances within Tennessee where you can expect not to face charges of some kind should you be in possession of synthetic or traditional marijuana. It is critical to be an informed buyer when purchasing the products. There have been several stores in the Chattanooga area that have been caught selling synthetic marijuana.
If you have CBDs and, for some reason, are charged with a crime, be sure to contact an attorney. He or she can help you handle the charges and work to get them handled in the best way possible.
Regardless of your personal feelings about marijuana, if you possess it in Tennessee you are committing a crime. If you are charged with possession, it is important to contact an attorney who can effectively handle your case. Best Hayduk and Brock offers the legal representation you need to deal with the charges. The team there has handled countless possession cases and can help you handle your circumstances. If you or someone you know are dealing with charges related to marijuana possession, contact us today!