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Tennessee Moving Toward Medical Marijuana Legalization

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Relief from Medical Marijuana is on its Way in the Near Future!

Tennessee is getting closer to bringing medical marijuana to thousands of residents who are looking for natural relief from a long list of conditions.

The Republican-backed Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act was proposed by Janice Bowling from Tullahoma, and Iris Rudder from Winchester. This bill is different from the legislation passed in 2020 that would legalize medical marijuana only if the Federal government declassified it.

SB0854/HB0621 was referred to Tennessee’s Senate Judiciary Committee, where it will be taken up for consideration. This is one more step forward in the process of legalizing therapeutic cannabis in the state, and people with the following conditions will be eligible for treatment with the plant.

Keep checking back with Tennessee Marijuana Card to stay up to date on the latest developments, and get your Tennessee marijuana card when it’s finally time!

Here is a list of conditions that will qualify under the proposed bill. Keep in mind that lawmakers may add to this list as legislation progresses.:

  • Cancer

  • Glaucoma

  • Epilepsy


  • Crohn's disease

  • Muscular sclerosis

  • Opioid addiction

  • Renal failure

  • Severe nausea

  • Chronic pain

  • Any medical condition producing cachexia, persistent muscle spasm, or seizures

  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome

  • Chronic radiculopathy

  • Severe psoriasis

  • Post-laminectomy syndrome

  • Psoriatic arthritis

  • Complex pain syndrome, including trigeminal neuralgia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Parkinson's disease

  • End-of-life pain management or palliative care

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Sickle cell anemia

  • Terminal conditions

The following conditions if the patient is younger than 18 years of age:

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta

  • Muscular dystrophy.

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