Tennessee Governor Says He’ll Sign Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he will sign into law a proposal to legalize the possession and use of cannabismedcannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders, and will do so as soon as the end of this week.

House Bill 0197 –  which was approved unanimously by the state’s House and Senate – will allow for the possession and use of low-THC (0.9% or less) cannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders such as epilepsy, so long as the individual receives a recommendation from a physician.

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Tennessee Legislature Unanimously Passes Medical Cannabis Bill, Heads to Governor

Tennessee’s full Legislature has approved a bill – HB0197 – to legalize the possession and use of cannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders such as epilepsy.MedicalMarijuana2-JCR-600x399

The Senate passed the bill Monday night with a unanimous 26-0 vote, and the House of Representative approved the proposal shortly after with a 95 to 0 vote. The measure will now be sent to Governor Bill Haslam for consideration.

The proposal would allow those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis extracts that contain no more than 0.9% THC.

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