Tennessee Has Organized a Medical Marijuana Committee

Aug 28, 2017 , , , , , , ,

House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally formed a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee.

The committee will be chaired by Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, and Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, who has been a staunch advocate for medical marijuana in the Volunteer State.

Speaker Harwell has recently said she is “open” to considering a law allowing medical marijuana in Tennessee and has launched a House task force to fight the state’s ongoing opioid crisis.

A 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that states with medical marijuana laws are associated with a significant reduction in mortality from opioid abuse; these states saw a 25% reduction in opioid overdose deaths, compared to states without such laws.

2 responses to “Tennessee Has Organized a Medical Marijuana Committee”

  1. We need to get the career politicians like Corker, Haslam, and Alexander out of office and replace them with some younger conservatives that will actually represent the people of Tennessee instead of casting votes and introducing bills based on their own beliefs. We really need term limits also. Tennesseans’ have shown in several polls taken that the majority of us want medicinal and recreational marijuana legalized. We elected these officials to represent us, if they had been doing their jobs marijuana would already be legal!

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