By: Philip | 03-07-2018 | News
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Tennessee 'Medical Cannabis Act' Introduced To State House

Tennesseeans who support medicinal cannabis have some potentially good news to get excited about. A bill that would legalize medicinal marijuana, HB1749, is circulating the state House. The bill, introduced by Steven Dickerson, would is known as the "Medical Cannabis Act" and works to establish a medical cannabis commission for regulation of cannabis-related health care as well as amending several laws in the Tennessee Code Annotated related to marijuana.

Today, it will be voted on by the Criminal Justice Subcommittee and the results of that vote will determine if it moves forward. Committee members include Paul Sherrell, a representative for White County, Grundy County and a large portion of Warren County. Representative Sherrell is still undecided on the matter, but just one vote could be all that's needed to ensure the legality of marijuana for those who could benefit from it.

The FDA has claimed that they support freedom of consumers to pick the options for treatment that best suits them. Anecdotal evidence and research support the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana for a host of conditions from migraines, fibromyalgia, neuropathy and chronic pain, to depression, anxiety and PTSD or even cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and auto-immune disorders. Research has shown that medical marijuana has been a life-saver for many who live with epilepsy, spasms and seizures.

States in the Southeast have been notoriously hit hard by the Opioid Epidemic and Tennessee is no exception. In states where cannabis was legalized for medicinal purposes the use of opiates, opioids and other pharmaceuticals declined drastically. It is recommended to call or email members of the <a href="">Criminal Justice Subcommittee</a> and <a href="">Paul Sherrell</a>.


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Chris casteel No. 20055 2018-03-07 : 17:58

I would love for this to happen I wanna see people Smoke weed then on any other drugs maybe one day It well happen

Anonymous No. 20058 2018-03-07 : 18:12

Let people smoke their weed.

Anonymous No. 20089 2018-03-07 : 22:35

Let them smoke it up.

Anonymous No. 20136 2018-03-08 : 13:28

Peoples right to choose which medical option is right for them. People die everyday from pills. Who has died from to much pot??.. 0% lets make the right vote ladies and gents.

Corey Jones No. 20189 2018-03-09 : 10:31

As much as I’d love for this to be true, all I see about that House Bill appears to be some nonsense about electronic signatures. Nothing to do with Marijuana. I do wish my state wasn’t so childish on this subject though. I mean In high school every classmate of mine referred to Obama as a Muslim so you can see how educated Tennessee is. It’ll be a cold day in hell when these slow minded folk legalize any form of cannabis whatsoever. A cold, but wonderful day. I support recreational use, but not Driving under the influence. No matter how safe you think you are. This must be some other Tennessee, eh? It certainly isnt the one that’s my home.

Corey Jones No. 20190 2018-03-09 : 10:36

Maybe I was looking at the wrong thing. However I’m still highly doubtful that even the medical cannabis oil bill will pass, let alone anything else. It’s asinine, considering hemp cbd oil is legal to buy and possess in TN and is virtually if not literally the same product they’re trying to tout as medical and for only certain diseases/health problems.

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