The Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act is intended to regulate medical marijuana, but a law legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes in the state of Tennessee is moving forward.
The proposal by State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) and Rep. Iris Rudder (R-Winchester), SB0854/HB0621
would allow medical cannabis providers to grow and sell cannabis at dispensaries. Conditions qualified for medical marijuana use include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, HIV / AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease.
The bill aims to establish a commission to study medical cannabis and would take effect if Congress takes marijuana out of drug legislation. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee declared its support for Bill 5-4, which legalizes the use of medical marijuana for patients with certain conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis. The Senate Administration of Public Administration recommended the measure for approval on Wednesday and will also be presented to a Senate Judiciary Committee. If it is not recommended for Senate approval on Wednesday, it would be put to a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee.