Tennessee Bill to Legalize Cannabis Oil for Medical Purposes Approved by Subcommittee

Tennessee Bill to Legalize Cannabis Oil for Medical Purposes Approved by Subcommittee

oilTennessee’s House Criminal Justice Subcommittee has given approval to House Bill 109, a proposal to legalize cannabis oil for medical purposes. The measure was filed by Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby).

Under the proposed law, the possession and use of low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) cannabis oil will be legal for those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a physician.

House Bill 109 now moves to the House Criminal Committee; the chairman of the Criminal Committee, William Lamberth (R-Cottontown), says he supports the measure.

Last year lawmakers approved a proposal, which was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam in May, which established a four-year study on the medical benefits of cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant.

Last month, companion bills to legalize recreational cannabis were filed in Tennessee’s House and Senate.

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