Tennessee Organizes Medical Marijuana Committee

House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally formed a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee.

TENNESSEE: House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally formed a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee. The committee will be chaired by Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, and Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, who has been a staunch advocate for medical marijuana in the Volunteer State. Speaker Harwell has recently Read the full article…

Advocacy Groups Organize State Wide to Legalize Medical Cannabis in Tennessee

We are here to exercise the will of the vast majority of Tennesseans who approve of providing ill patients safe access to medical cannabis.”

TENNESSEE: As legal reform of cannabis laws continue to progress at a fever pitch nationally and in countries such as Canada, where the newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just last week ordered his Justice Minister to begin proceedings to fully legalize cannabis, reform in southern states has taken a much slower pace until now. Read the full article…

Tennessee Farmers Seeing Mixed Results With Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

50 farmers involved in the pilot program

TENNESSEE:  Some farmers have seen mixed results with the state’s industrial hemp pilot program. According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, this is the first time in more than 70 years that farmers can grow hemp legally. Elias Rasmussen is one of 50 farmers involved in the pilot program. He’s not your average farmer and Read the full article…

Families Praise Passage Of Cannabis Oil Bill

For the first time, medical marijuana will be available in Tennessee after a bill passed the Tennessee House and Senate Monday night.

TENNESSEE:  For the first time, medical marijuana will be available in Tennessee after a bill allowing cannabis oil as an alternative medicine for seizure patients passed the Tennessee House and Senate with unanimous yes votes Monday night.For families of seizure patients who have been relentlessly advocating the legislature since the bill was introduced, the passage Read the full article…

If CBD Oil Becomes Law Monday, It Could Have Far Reaching Effects

Camp Candlelight, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is standing out as one of its campers became the first child to openly use cannabis oil during her stay.

TENNESSEE:  Legalizing cannabis oil for use as an alternative medicine is coming up for a full vote in the Tennessee legislature on Monday after sailing through every committee. If the bill passes, it would have far reaching effects throughout the state. It would affect law enforcement, health care workers and, maybe most importantly, seizure patients. Read the full article…

Advocates Sobered By Medical Marijuana Bill Language

Under new proposed MMJ laws, patients undergoing treatment with cannabis products would have to surrender their driver's licenses for the entire period of treatment.

TENNESSEE:  They didn’t have to pass it to find out what’s in it, but some advocates of medical marijuana were wondering if passing the Republican version was worth the wait after the legislation made it to the floor of the Tennessee House of Representatives on Tuesday. In some ways, the bill – HB1284 in the Read the full article…

GOP Medical Marijuana Bill Has Oils, Legal Growing

Marijuana given for treatment at the recommendation of a doctor could become a reality if lawmakers approve a new Republican-led initiative.

TENNESSEE:  Marijuana legally grown, processed and given for treatment at the recommendation of a doctor in Tennessee could become a reality if lawmakers approve a new Republican-led initiative. The chances of changing current law aren’t fantastic: Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, put the odds of the General Assembly approving his limited medical marijuana plan this year Read the full article…

Nashville GOP Senator To Propose Medical Marijuana Bill

Oklahoma judge dismissed 30 drug cases in a single day because employees of a private company helped arrest the defendants.

TENNESSEE:  A Nashville Republican senator is working on legislation that will, to some degree, suggest changing Tennessee law to allow marijuana for medicinal usage. Sen. Steve Dickerson, who is also an anesthesiologist, confirmed Thursday he’s working on the legislation with Rep. Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville. “We want to make sure that it’s medical appropriate, substantiated, and Read the full article…

Tennessee Effectively Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban

House Bill 2445, introduced by Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), would mandate that the state authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within Tennessee, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban on the same.

TENNESSEE:  Yesterday, the Tennessee General Assembly took the final necessary steps to send legislation to Governor Haslam, which if signed, will nullify the federal ban on hemp. House Bill 2445, introduced by Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), would mandate that the state authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within Tennessee, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional Read the full article…

Tennessee Hemp Bill Hits Homestretch Hiccup

“Shouldn’t we have an amendment that doesn’t so closely correlate hemp and marijuana?” said Fitzhugh. “During the discussion of this bill, there was a lot of separation between marijuana and hemp.”

TENNESSEE: A final vote on a measure in the Tennessee Legislature that would legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp was put off for a day. Concerns were raised Monday by some House lawmakers over how the state’s regulation system would work, and sponsor Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, said he’d seek clarification on the potential for criminal Read the full article…