Tennessee Moving Toward Medical Marijuana Legalization
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.
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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.:
Any medical condition producing cachexia, persistent muscle spasm, or seizures
Post-traumatic stress syndrome
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
Autism spectrum disorder
Sickle cell anemia
The following conditions if the patient is younger than 18 years of age: