Tennessee's Medical Marijuana Bill, Dead Until 2020, Would've OK'd Vapes and Edibles, But Not Joints
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Tennessee's Medical Marijuana Bill, Dead Until 2020, Would've OK'd Vapes and Edibles, But Not Joints

Sen. Steve Dickerson said the proposal did not have enough support to pass, so advocates are delaying the topic until next year.

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April 15, 2019

Lawmakers last week abandoned a plan to introduce a sweeping proposal to legalize and regulate medical marijuana throughout Tennessee.

Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, one of the state's strongest voices for medical marijuana, said Wednesday that the proposal did not have enough support to pass, so advocates were delaying bills on the topic until next year.

But before making that decision, Dickerson was poised to introduce a legislative amendment that would have allowed people with severe illnesses to legally buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries as soon as next summer.

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