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Republican pressure to legalize medical cannabis in Tennessee is very much alive

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Tennessee lawmakers this week heard from a Republican an offer To legalize medical cannabis in the state, the legislation appears to be attracting bipartisan support.

Tennessee is one of them Only 11 countries Without a practical medical cannabis program.


This makes the state increasingly outlier even in the South, with Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi among the states that have launched medical cannabis industries.

As WKRN mentionedSen. Janice Pauling, a Republican, is the lead sponsor of Tennessee’s medical cannabis law, which was considered by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

The committee has not taken any action yet.

If passed, the bill would allow patients with one of 30 health conditions to qualify for medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation.

PTSD was included specifically, in a nod to military veterans. Military veterans includes More than 8% of the state’s population.

Bowling said her suggestion came through

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