Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Tennessee State Senator Steve Dickerson, a physycian, and State Representative Jeremy Faison, both Republicans, introduced their plan to legalize medical cannabis today at a press conference.

medcannabisUnder the proposed law, the possession and use of cannabis and cannabis products would be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. Qualifying medical conditions include ALS, HIV/AIDS, seizures, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease; additional conditions can be added on the recommendation of the Department of Health and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

The measure would allow for 50 licensed cannabis cultivation centers; each would be allowed to operate an on-site dispensary, as well as two additional dispensaries. This would set the statewide limit at 150.

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