Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture promulgated emergency rules to establish a licensing program for retailers and suppliers of hemp-derived cannabinoid (HDC) products. Under the emergency rules, the Department will enforce all statutory and licensing requirements. The final rules will be completed as soon as possible.

A licensing program was put in place on July 1, 2024 for the department to accept applications for licensure of retailers and suppliers of hemp-derived cannabinoid (HDC) products. Licensing information, including the digital application form, is available here

From July 1 until September 30, 2024, we will issue licenses and conduct outreach to businesses to provide education about requirements.

We will begin enforcement of license requirements on October 1, 2024.

Please join us on July 15 at 10 a.m. (Central) for a webinar. Program leaders will provide information about the licensing process and other statutory requirements, including prevention of youth access and proper labelling of products. Registration is required to participate in the webinar. You can sign up here.

Questions can be emailed to hdc.inspection@tn.gov.