Tennessee House Sponsor Significantly Alters Medical Cannabis Legislation

An amendment scales back the impact of the state's medical marijuana bill.

March 22, 2018

The sponsor of a bill that would allow medical cannabis in Tennessee has significantly altered the measure.

While presenting the bill in front of the House Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Crosby, introduced an amendment that significantly scaled back the effort. 

The rewritten version of the legislation would prevent Tennesseans suffering from 15 maladies from being arrested and prosecuted provided they have a doctor's note prescribing cannabis, said Faison.

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