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Tennessee CBD Bill Signed Into Law by Governor

Tennessee’s governor has signed into law a bill that allows the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) after FDA approval.

Senate Bill 385 was signed into law today by Governor Bill Haslam. The measure was approved unanimously through both the House of Representatives (90 to 0) and Senate (33 to 0); it took effect immediately upon receiving Governor Haslam’s signature.

According to its official summary, Senate Bill 385; “Exempts cannabidiol products approved as prescription medications by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from the definition of“marijuana” under title 39, chapter 17, part 4.”

The doesn’t have any immediate real-world effect, making it mostly symbolic in nature; this is due to the fact that there is currently no CBD-based medicine that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA has been conducting studies on its medical use, a necessary first step towards its approval as a legal medicine.

The full text of the bill can be found by clicking here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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