Marijuana Crimes in Tennessee

Murfreesboro Drug Crimes Lawyer

Marijuana is considered a Schedule VI drug in Tennessee State legislation. This low schedule rank – most other states consider it a Schedule I drug – does not mean that criminal violations related to the substance are lenient, it only means that the state believes it does not have a highly addictive or exploitative properties. You could be arrested for any activities that involve marijuana, even if it is only for personal medical use only.

When the criminal justice system is doing its best to convict you of a drug crime, you need to do your best to protect yourself. Allow Mr. Crain’s Murfreesboro law firm come to your assistance. Fronted by a former prosecutor with a flawless 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating, He has earned a solid reputation in our community as being tenacious, knowledgeable, and professional in all aspects of your case, right up to trial.

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Forms of Marijuana Crimes

Due to the fact that marijuana is strictly illegal in Tennessee, anything you do with it is also strictly illegal. This means that law enforcement can use a wide array of charges against you. Mr. Crain provides a one-stop law firm for his clients, providing you with legal solutions for whatever marijuana crime charges you might be facing.

Mr. Crain can help you with cases involving:

  • Possession
  • Distribution
  • Cultivation
  • Sale

You must also be aware that Tennessee has deemed it unlawful to make, sell, use, or possess any sort of paraphernalia that is related to a marijuana drug crime. Simply having a marijuana pipe in your home could hit you with a $2,500 fine and a sentence to one year in county jail. Penalties will only escalate depending on what other charges are tied to your case. If you have been arrested for paraphernalia possession, you must take the matter seriously and seek legal counsel as soon as you can.

Additional Consequences for Marijuana Crimes

Tennessee State is fairly unique in the way that it imposes a “stamp tax” on marijuana. For each gram that is transported, purchased, or sold, the state may collect $3.50 from the perpetrator. As this is an administrative fee and not a criminal fine, there is often no way to avoid paying this amount, even if you are not found guilty of your marijuana crime.

Beyond common and unique consequences, a marijuana drug crime accusation could permanently damage your reputation. Many Tennesseans do not favor those who use or deal with illicit drugs and an allegation along can hurt your educational and career opportunities. Through thorough defense strategies, our firm can attempt to totally dismantle the prosecution’s claims so there is no lasting stigma on your good name when the case is concluded

Why Choose Joshua T. Crain as your attorney?

With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and ranking among The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Mr. Crain knows what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome for your case. He has handled thousands of cases successfully and has earned a long list of positive reviews from satisfied clients.


During your initial consultation, Mr. Crain will help you understand how the law applies to your situation and provide you with a clear path forward. Making use of the right legal strategies in your family law case is every bit as important as knowing the law, which is why hiring an experienced Murfreesboro family law attorney is of critical importance.

Schedule your consultation today and call (615) 200-9409 or contact our firm online.