Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Tennessee

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

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.

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13 thoughts on “Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Tennessee”

  1. Planning on moving our two businesses to TN within the next year, But we will change our minds and stay in CA if TN does not LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL and/or Recreational Use!!!
    Come on TN. This was suppose to be done earlier this year!!! Join the rest of the U.S., get off your asses and get it done, if you want the economy of TN to flourish.

    Joyce Cox
    Private Investigator

  2. it needs to be legalized too many pills and too many opiates are on the streets marijuana is a natural drug and is not harmful

  3. STOP THIS MADDNESS. The drug has been used for hundred of years. It is safe. The same asshole that wrote the machine gun law, helps write this law. Farmers were told, in order to get the pot licenses, they had to bring their crops to Washington DC. They did, and was arrested. This man was building his “government job”. He did little or no research to make his claims. It is time to stop this once and for all.

  4. I am a legally-blind veteran, who has only 2%of visions left. I have been on different types of eye drops. I suffer with pain in my eyes. I have had four laser surgeries and they haven’t help me yet. I was told by a eye doctors in Louisiana, if my pressure goes up again, I will become totally blind. I am also on medications for acid-reflux attacks, that happens, at least five times a day. I have chronic back pains, degenerated discs, herniated discs. The medications, that I am on, have many side-effects, such as constipation, stomach nausea, and many other side-effects. Since I have tried marijuana, it have relieved me of the pain in my eyes, back pain and have stopped the nausea. I look at how the Government is allowing cigarettes, alcohol and prescription drugs. but have a hard time legalizing marijuana. I have served my country; and now it is time for my country to serve me. There are many people with different problems with their health, that marijuana could be a help to them. Does our so-called country, have compassionate toward our own. We go all over the world and help other countries, but fail to help our own. I have spent time in the South-East Asia and the use of marijuana is accessible all over. People there have fewer medical problem, than we in America. I don’t think it is Constitutional, for some states to be able to obtain marijuana and others don’t have the sane people In Congress, to do the same. America, Wake up, We want to live our lives as comfortable and pain reduced as others.

  5. U know I agree they need to legalize it here. My husband is in bad shape and he is on alot of meds and I think this will help him. And get him of alot of these meds he is on. So I will be voting to legalize it here in tenn. So yes you got my vote 100%

  6. I didn’t try marijuana until I was 40. Having Ulcerative colitis, Migraines, RA, Fibromyalgia, Urgent Bladder Syndrome, as well as other medical issues, using weed helps relieve the worst of these. Several times a year I have painful Shingles outbreaks and the stress of that is greatly helped by smoking this gentle drug. I suffer zero side effects from weed. Whereas frequently using pain narcotic drugs I run the risk of of becoming addicted to them. I’m not a fan of smoking so I use marijuana only on the days I need it. At times going days or weeks without. Please legalize marijuana. It would also greatly lower criminal activity if you can go to a dispensary or grow a few plants for personal use.

  7. I broke my back over 10 years ago and suffer from severe chronic pain and have been having to take heavy doses of powerful pain meds and want desperately to come off of them. Please approve the bill for medical marijuana, it helps me control pain much better than the pain meds I take. I have only tried it a few times because I get drug tested where I go for treatments but it helped much better than the meds, please pass the bill !!

  8. Someone needs to get a hold of Rep. Sherry Jones and explain to her the severity of her statements to the Cattanooga Free Press that published Sunday Jan.5, 2014. In her statement she says, “It would only apply to only the most severly debilitated people; children suffering a hundred seizures a day.” I can only hope that the State Rep. would be more qualified in her assesment of how dangerous just one seizure in alife time can be. I have had just a few dozen seizures and have been on multiple medications, it is very debilitating! There are very few moments in my days that are not anxiety filled thinking about the next one.Please legalize HB1385 Yes!!!

  9. Its a necessary the benefits are substantial and in essence I think its alot more involved than those of us who just enjoy being on cloud 9.

  10. Please get medical marijanana legalize. It would help many people and if recreational was legalize it could greatly cut down on mis use of prescription drugs and their bad effects

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