To Whom It May Concern:
Requesting thoughts, feedback, and interest in possibly participating/attending an upcoming TAPA Planning Conference session topic idea on ‘growing pains’ related to the TN hemp industry and local zoning, etc. during the TAPA conference on Oct. 9-11th in Franklin, TN:
Session Topic: CBD Here, There, Everywhere. How communities are coming to terms with planning for the hemp industry/cannabis ‘green rush’ across Tennessee.
TDA spokesperson – ? FAQ’s
TN Extension spokesperson ?
Tennessee Hemp Industries Association spokesperson – ?
TAPA Planner registrant spokesperson (I can possibly volunteer if no one else does…)
This is prompted from the call I got yesterday from a local deputy in one of my communities who is frustrated with the ability to enforce authority over legal hemp grows, which are permissible in R-1 as a home occupation as well as ‘customary general farming’.
Seems to me this will be a hot topic for a roundtable discussion and SWOT analysis workshop which could be very educational to the planners across the state convening in Franklin.
Thinking folks on this forum might have a constructive story to share and learn from!
Welcome your feedback/input should y’all wish to put together a hemp/CBD focused session related to land use/zoning enforcement.
Regional Planner - RPO Coordinator
First Tennessee Development District
3211 N. Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601