It looks like Tennessee could be taking a step further into making medical cannabis available if they have a medical card that are diagnosed with a specific condition. State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) and Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) announced Thursday they will be the ones that are leading the bill!
If this is passed, medical marijuana has to be purchased from a Tennessee-licensed entity and owned by Tennessee to cultivate and distribute.
Bowling when asked about it had this to say,
“I have been in the fight against opioids and pill mills. Opioids have become a tragedy for Tennesseans, our constituents can use a natural and effective option for pain relief that is not controlled or pushed by Big Pharma. When I see medical studies showing that states with medical cannabis programs had an average 23 percent drop in opioid prescription use and overdoses, I see a real option we can use.”
Read more about this story and the bill HERE from Fox 17.