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4,836 acres of hemp were grown in Tennessee in 2020, down from 17,000 in 2019

On this page you will find Tennessee hemp law along with a history of how Tennessee hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning Tennessee hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters.

Tennessee Hemp Resources

Tennessee Department of Agriculture hemp program

Tennessee Hemp Rules and Regulations

Status of Industrial Hemp in Tennessee – University of Tennessee

Recent News

Tennessee Hemp Growers Get Another Year to Transition to Federal Program

NASHVILLE – Hemp growers in Tennessee will have more time to adjust to federal Domestic Hemp Program guidelines. The...

These Tennessee farmers grew tobacco for decades. Now, they grow hemp. Someday, maybe, marijuana.

Carthage, TN — Kyle Owen, 36, leans against a wooden post, smoking a cigarette, gazing at the crops stockpiled...

Tennessee Hemp Law & Legislation

2019

HB 991
Taxation bill adds 6.6% tax on hemp intended for smoking

2014
SB 1686
Agriculture – As introduced, decriminalizes the growing and processing of industrial hemp in Tennessee. – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 43; Title 53 and Title 67.

HB 1392
Agriculture – As introduced, decriminalizes the growing and processing of industrial hemp in Tennessee. – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 43; Title 53 and Title 67.

SB 2495
Agriculture – As introduced, authorizes growing of industrial hemp subject to regulation by the department of agriculture. – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 43; Title 53 and Title 67.

STATUS: Signed by Gov. Haslam on 5/14/14

HB 2445
Agriculture – As introduced, authorizes growing of industrial hemp subject to regulation by the department of agriculture. – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 43; Title 53 and Title 67.

STATUS: Signed into law by Gov. Haslam on 5/14/14.

1999
HB 864
Died in committee.