TENNESSEE: A Knoxville lawmaker is hoping to take away the stigma attached to medical marijuana by sharing her story.
A bill in the state legislature would allow patients suffering from certain qualified medical conditions to treat it with marijuana.
For co-sponsor, Rep. Gloria Johnson, and others, the bill is personal.
The Koozer-Kuhn Medical Cannabis Act is named after two families affected. The Koozers are a family who moved from Tennessee to Colorado so they could use medical marijuana to help their daughter’s seizures. Jeanne Kuhn is the late wife of Paul Kuhn, a medical marijuana advocate. She used it during chemotherapy for breast cancer and died in 1996.