Tennessee Senator Introduces Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana
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Tennessee Senator Introduces Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The senator cites a "statistical correlation between reduced opioid-use overdoses in states with medical cannabis programs."

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February 5, 2019
WSMV

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Tennessee State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) introduced a bill on Monday that would pave the way for legalized medical marijuana across the state.

If passed, the Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act would create a framework to allow "qualified" patients to access medical cannabis on a regular basis, as well as regulate the process of licensing growers to cultivate, produce, distribute, transport, sell and acquire marijuana for medical use and scientific research.

In the bill, Sen. Bowling cites peer-reviewed medical research that proves there is a "statistical correlation between reduced opioid-use overdoses in states with medical cannabis programs."

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