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Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Passed on First Consideration

A Tennessee medical marijuana measure has been introduced and “passed on first consideration” in the state’s Senate. Senate Bill 1633, introduced by Senator Jeff Yarbro, “establishes a defense to prosecution for the possession of marijuana in an amount not to exceed one ounce by declaring such possession is justified if possessed for the treatment of certain provable …

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Tennessee CBD Bill Passed Unanimously by Legislature

The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill to allow the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) after FDA approval. House Bill 694 passed the Senate earlier this month with a 33 to 0 vote, and today passed the House with a vote of 90 to 0. It will now be sent to Governor Bill Haslam for …

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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. Under 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 …

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Tennessee House Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

A proposal to legalize the use of cannabis-based medicines for those with a recommendation from a physician has been approved with a unanimous vote by Tennessee’s House Health Subcommittee. The full committee is expected to begin discussing the bill next week. If approved into law, the proposal – sponsored by Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) – …

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Cannabis Oil Bill Approved by Tennessee House Committee

Legislation that would allow for the possession and use of low-THC cannabis oil has been approved by Tennessee’s House Criminal Justice Committee. House Bill 109, filed by Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), would allow for the use of low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis oil for those with seizure disorders such as epilepsy who receive a recommendation …

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