Nashville GOP Senator To Propose Medical Marijuana Bill

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

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

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…

Medical Marijuana’s Time Has Come In Tennessee

TENNESSEE:  Quick! Can you name a political issue supported by 75 percent of Tennesseans (including 56 percent of Republicans), with 7 percent having no opinion and a mere 18 percent opposed? Wine in grocery stores? Nope. Guns in parks? Far from it. Motherhood? Apple pie? Could even these all-American concepts win in such a landslide? Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Bill Is Personal For Tennessee Rep. Johnson

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 Read the full article…

Marijuana Should Be Legalized

TENNESSEE: Marijuana should be decriminalized and fully legalized. I am almost 25 years old and have grown up my whole life being told that marijuana is a powerful and dangerous substance that only lesser, weaker, criminal people use. It is only recently that I was able to look at the facts objectively and see if what Read the full article…