Tennessee Governor’s Race Will Play a Role in Future of Medical Marijuana

Tennessee Governor’s Race Will Play a Role in Future of Medical Marijuana

The candidates’ views of legalizing medical marijuana could be a deciding factor for some voters.

February 1, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee voters will choose a new governor this year and the candidates’ views of legalizing medical marijuana could be a deciding factor for some voters.

Republican Diane Black opposes it, saying marijuana is a gateway drug. Bill Lee and Randy Boyd are non-committal, wanting testing and input from law enforcement and the medical community.

On the other side, Republican Beth Harwell is open to the idea, while Democrats Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh both support medical marijuana with conditions.

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