Medical Marijuana Debate Be Revived In General Assembly
The debate over medical marijuana in the state of Tennessee is not going away. A state senator from middle Tennessee says she is making sure of that. Senator Janice Bowling, repubican from Tullahoma, says she is going to re-introduce legislation this session that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Tennessee. Bowling says that marijuana has never caused an overdose death in contrast to all the deaths to opioids. Bowling’s bill would cover more than 30 different health conditions that would be allowed to be treated with medical cannabis, that includes cancer, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, fibromyalgia, and certain immune conditions like lupus or multiple sclerosis. The bill also outlines a process for starting a medical cannabis commission that would be tasked with setting up licensing, taxes and tracking sales.
Medical marijuana has been brought up in numerous lawmaker sessions, but none of the bills have yet to make it out of committee.