Tennessee Medical Marijuana Qualifications

Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Tennessee

Currently, the state of Tennessee is still in the process of pending a legislative vote on the issue of medical marijuana. The state of Tennessee has outlined several key factors for the medical marijuana program that would take place within the state, but has not yet been officially enacted.

A medical marijuana proposal to legalize medical marijuana advanced in the Tennessee House of Representatives back in March and a companion bill was also scheduled for a hearing in the Tennessee Senate Government Operations Committee. The House Health Subcommittee approved the measure on a voice vote but the measure eventually did not gain enough support and would suffer a premature ending.

A previous proposal to legalize medical marijuana made it through Tennessee House committees two years ago, but did not fare well in the Senate.  The sponsor of the latest bill was introduced by 89th District Representative Jeanne Richardson, who believed very firmly at the time that her bill was going to pass through the ranks. The fight to continue efforts to legalize medical marijuana rages on until this day in Tennessee.



  1. For patients looking to qualify for medical marijuana in the state of Tennessee, you first must be a resident of the state who can provide proof of residency via a valid Tennessee identification card.
  2. Patients must also be readily able to obtain a copy of their medical records, indicating that in their past medical history they have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition that has been outlined by the state of Tennessee. Inquire with us to learn how to request your medical records.
  3. Patients must obtain a form of written documentation from a medical practitioner who is licensed in the state of Tennessee, solidifying that that patients are qualified and will find relief from cannabis. Be sure to bring your medical records with you to your appointment.
  4. You must apply for and receive a medical marijuana card from the state of Tennessee.


The patient must have a seriously debilitating condition; a condition which shall be specified in the patient's health care record and can be easily reviewed by a cannabis-recommending physician within a respective area.

The patient is under a licensed medical practitioner's care for the previously determined serious condition; and in the practitioner's professional opinion, the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the primary or adjunctive treatment with medical use of cannabis for the serious condition.