WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA IN TENNESSEE?
Simple possession of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor and carries a penalty of up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. Some jurisdictions are less-likely than others to put first-time offenders behind bars, but several courts in Tennessee do require jail time for even a first offense. A third conviction for simple possession is a Class E felony.
Possession with intent to sell is a felony in Tennessee. The class of felony is determined by the amount of marijuana:
|0.5 oz to 10 lbs||Class E Felony||1-6 years||Up to $5,000.00|
|10 lbs to 70 lbs||Class D Felony||2-12 years||Up to $50,000.00|
|70 lbs to 300 lbs||Class B Felony||8-30 years||Up to $200,000.00|
|More than 300 lbs||Class A Felony||15-60 years||Up to $500,000.00|
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