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Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to make medical marijuana legal in Tennessee, but only in oil-based products. Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill’s filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 29 states have medical marijuana

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to make medical marijuana legal in Tennessee, but only in oil-based products.

Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill’s filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says 29 states have medical marijuana programs, which vary in form.

State Republican lawmakers are split on the issue. Senate Speaker Randy McNally of Oak Ridge opposes any kind of marijuana legalization. House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville says she understands the need for medical marijuana but opposes recreational.

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