Tennessee Senate committee passes medical cannabis bill!

Mar 09, 2021

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Tennessee Senate committee passes medical cannabis bill!

SB 854 would protect patients and allow them to obtain medical cannabis from dispensaries — urge your state legislators to support this important reform!

Tennessee is one of only 14 states that has yet to pass a medical cannabis law. Fortunately, lawmakers are working to change that in 2021. Sponsored by Sen. Janice Bowling, SB 854 would legalize medical cannabis for patients who qualify and establish a medical cannabis commission to regulate production and sales.

Last week, the Senate Government Operations Committee approved SB 854 in a 6-2 vote. The bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. If you live in Tennessee, please send an email to your state legislators and urge them to support SB 854!

If you’d like to read more about the bill, a detailed summary is available on the General Assembly’s website.

After you email your legislators, please share this important message with your family and friends!