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Legislation To Legalize Medical Marijuana Filed In Tennessee

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tennessee medical marijuanaCourtesy of The Joint Blog

Legislation to explicitly legalize the medical use of cannabis in Tennessee has been filed in the state’s House of Representatives.

Under the proposed law filed last week by Representative Sherry Jones, the possession and use of cannabis will be legalized for qualifying patients (those with debilitating conditions such as cancer, glaucoma and multiple sclerosis, to name a few) and their caregiver.

Individual physicians would be tasked with deciding the possession limit for their patients.

State-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries will be authorized to distribute cannabis to patients.

“It’s just simply a matter of being rational and compassionate,” says Representative Jones.

If approved into law, the measure would take effect in early 2015.

More information on the proposal - House Bill 1385 - can be found by clicking here.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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3 Comments

  1. Its well over due big tobacco companies are starting to purchase acres and acres of land symbolically kneeling in the starting position so that they can hit the ground running when it does get pass and is legal cross the board there are so many benefits.

  2. what a waste of time. everyone wants full legalization, not this slow step by step years to decriminalize and legalize medical. FULL LEGALIZATION. Jesus Christ help US!

  3. I’ll believe it when I see it. I don’t see it passing with the super majority that the GOP holds.

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