It looks like a bill in Tennessee that would make cannabis legal for medicinal purposes is going to move forward.
The “Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act,” proposed by State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) and Rep. Iris Rudder (R-Winchester), seeks to regulate medical marijuana.
Dubbed SB0854/HB0621, the bill would also allow licenses for providers of medical cannabis which would allow for the cultivation, transportation, transport, and selling to dispensaries.
Among the “qualifying conditions” to use medical cannabis include: cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, muscular sclerosis, opioid addiction, renal failure, severe nausea or chronic pain, persistent muscle spasm, PTSD, severe psoriasis, ALS, Parkinson’s, and end of life pain management.
The bill is now heading to the Senate Judiciary Committee after the Senate Government Operations recommended it for passage on Wednesday.
Earlier in the week the Senate Judiciary had killed SB 0153, a bill 5-4 legalizing THC levels from legal hemp and CBD products.