Controlled Substances - As enacted, authorizes use of cannabidiol oil with less than 0.9 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol to treat intractable seizures or epilepsy in certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4 and Title 43, Chapter 26.
Companion bill has been assigned Public Chapter Number 352 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For HB0197Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 35205/06/2015
    Comp. SB subst.04/13/2015
    Roll 5 places04/13/2015
    Roll 5 places04/13/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/13/2015
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/13/201504/09/2015
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 4/9/201504/08/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/07/2015
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee04/01/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/26/2015
    Placed on cal. Health Committee for 4/1/201503/25/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/25/2015
    Action def. in Health Committee to 4/1/201503/25/2015
    Placed on cal. Health Committee for 3/25/201503/18/2015
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Health Committee03/18/2015
    Move to Heel03/18/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/12/2015
    Placed on cal. Criminal Justice Committee for 3/18/201503/11/2015
    Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Criminal Justice Committee03/10/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/10/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/09/2015
    Placed on s/c cal Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 3/10/201503/04/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/04/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/25/2015
    Action Def. in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee to 3/10/201502/24/2015
    Roll <x> places02/24/2015
    Placed on s/c cal Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 2/24/201502/19/2015
    Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee02/11/2015
    P2C, ref. to Criminal Justice Committee--Health02/11/2015
    Intro., P1C.02/09/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/09/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/03/2015
    Filed for intro.01/29/2015
    Actions For SB0280Date
    Pub. Ch. 35205/06/2015
    Effective date(s) 05/04/201505/06/2015
    Signed by Governor.05/04/2015
    Transmitted to Governor for action.04/23/2015
    Signed by H. Speaker04/21/2015
    Signed by Senate Speaker04/21/2015
    Enrolled and ready for signatures04/17/2015
    Senate concurred in House amendment 204/16/2015
    Placed on Senate Message Calendar calendar for 4/16/201504/15/2015
    Senate Reset on calendar for 4/16/201504/15/2015
    Placed on Senate Message Calendar calendar for 4/15/201504/14/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/13/2015
    Passed H., as am., Ayes 95, Nays 0, PNV 104/13/2015
    H. adopted am. (Amendment 2 - HA0295)04/13/2015
    Am. withdrawn. (Amendment 1 - HA0077)04/13/2015
    Subst. for comp. HB.04/13/2015
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to House04/13/2015
    Passed Senate as amended, Ayes 26, Nays 0, PNV 404/13/2015
    Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 1 - SA0303)04/13/2015
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 4/13/201504/10/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/01/2015
    Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 7, Nays 0 PNV 203/31/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/31/2015
    Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/31/201503/25/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/19/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/24/2015
    Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee02/11/2015
    Introduced, Passed on First Consideration02/09/2015
    Filed for introduction01/29/2015
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0077Amendment 1-1 to HB0197Fiscal Memo for HA0077 (3968)  Fiscal Memo for HA0077 (3968)  
    HA0295Amendment 2-1 to HB0197Fiscal Memo for HA0295 (5286)  
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0303Amendment 1-1 to SB0280Fiscal Memo for SA0303 (3968)  Fiscal Memo for SA0303 (3968)  

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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  • Fiscal Summary

    NOT SIGNIFICANT


    Bill Summary

    This bill allows a person to possess cannabis oil under certain circumstances.

    Generally under present law, a person may not possess marijuana. For purposes of the criminal drug laws, present law excludes from the definition of "marijuana" cannabis oil containing the substance cannabidiol with less than 0.9 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), when transferred, dispensed, possessed, or administered as part of a clinical research study on the treatment of intractable seizures supervised by a physician practicing at a hospital or associated clinic affiliated with a university having a college or school of medicine.

    This bill redefines "marijuana" to exclude any cannabis oil containing cannabidiol with less than 0.9 percent THC, instead of only such oil used in a clinical research study described above. For the exclusion to apply:

    (1) The bottle containing the cannabis oil must be labeled by the manufacturer as containing cannabidiol in an amount less than 0.9 percent of THC;
    (2) The cannabis oil must have been obtained legally in the United States and outside of this state; and
    (3) The person must retain proof of the legal order or recommendation from the issuing state.

    It will be a Class C misdemeanor for a person to possess cannabis oil containing cannabidiol with less than 0.9 percent THC who does not meet the requirements of (1)-(3).

    ON APRIL 13, 2015, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND PASSED SENATE BILL 280, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 rewrites this bill and excludes from the definition of "marijuana" oil containing the substance cannabidiol, with less than 0.9 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol, if:

    (1) The bottle containing the oil is labeled by the manufacturer as containing cannabidiol in an amount less than 0.9 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol; and
    (2) The person in possession of the oil retains:
    (A) Proof of the legal order or recommendation from the issuing state; and
    (B) Proof that the person or the person's immediate family member has been diagnosed with intractable seizures by a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine who is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee;

    ON APRIL 13, 2015, THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTED SENATE BILL 280 FOR HOUSE BILL 197, ADOPTED AMENDMENT #2, AND PASSED SENATE BILL 280, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #2 adds "epilepsy" to the diagnoses a person must have to be authorized to possess oil containing cannabinol.

  • FiscalNote for HB0197/SB0280 filed under HB0197
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    House moved to substitute and conform to SB0280

    SB0280 by Massey - FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/13/2015
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................95
              Noes................................................0

              Representatives voting aye were: Akbari, Alexander, Armstrong, Beck, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Camper, Carter, Casada, Casada, Clemmons, Coley, Daniel, DeBerry, Doss, Dunlap, Dunn, Durham, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hardaway, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hazlewood, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jernigan, Johnson, Johnson, Jones, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Love, Lundberg, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Miller, Mitchell, Moody, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Powell, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Shaw, Shepard, Smith, Sparks, Spivey, Stewart, Swann, Terry, Todd, Towns, Travis, Turner, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Wilburn, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell -- 95.

    HB0197 by Faison - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/13/2015 4/9/2015
    Failed
              Ayes................................................0
              Noes................................................0


              HB0197 by Faison - HOUSE HEALTH COMMITTEE:
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee 4/1/2015
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB0197 by Faison - HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE:
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Health Committee 3/18/2015
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB0197 by Faison - HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Criminal Justice Committee 3/10/2015
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    SB0280 by Massey - FLOOR VOTE: CONCUR IN HOUSE AMEND# 2 4/16/2015
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................30
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Green, Gresham, Haile, Harper, Harris, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, Massey, McNally, Niceley, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stevens, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Yarbro, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 30.

    SB0280 by Massey - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 4/13/2015
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................26
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Green, Gresham, Haile, Harper, Harris, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, Massey, Niceley, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Tate, Yager, Yarbro, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 26.

    SB0280 by Massey - SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 7, Nays 0 PNV 2 3/31/2015
    Passed
              Ayes................................................7
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Bowling, Gardenhire, Harris, Kelsey, Kyle, Overbey, Roberts -- 7.