NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The trouble to legalize medical hashish has begun once more at Tennessee’s state capitol.
4 payments have been filed by each Republicans and Democrats to additional legalize medical hashish previous the .9% THC sufferers can now possess.
Two payments totally legalize medical hashish and embrace parts for development, cultivation and sale of the plant.
The third is a decision filed by Nashville Democrat Rep. Jason Powell. It will put the difficulty of legalization to a vote. Polls present widespread assist for medical hashish legalization.
“What we have already got is just not working. It isn’t true medical hashish,” Rep. Powell mentioned. “Let’s finally put this in entrance of the voters of Tennessee and allow them to resolve.”
Powell can also be signed onto the fourth invoice, introduced by Murfreesboro Republican and physician Rep. Bryan Terry.
Terry’s invoice makes use of the Medical Hashish Fee’s advice to the legislature. His invoice would permit Tennessee sufferers with sure circumstances to journey to different states for his or her medical hashish. It permits for sufferers to acquire THC remedy with THC increased than .9%.
Rep. Terry has sponsored different payments previously to completely legalize medical hashish. Although, these payments have failed or been altered.
“I am simply making an attempt to do no matter I can do to assist these sufferers. If that is what it takes to get them aid, that is what I will do,” Terry mentioned.
There are some issues with that plan, although. Present Tennessee residents searching for therapy have burdened touring to different states places a burden on their households once they’re simply making an attempt to handle severe sickness.
The payments should make it by way of committees and will probably be topic to scrutiny from lawmakers who’ve voted in opposition to comparable laws previously.
“I believe the dialogue must be had. I believe you see different folks on the market, republican and democrat bringing a majority of these laws. It is one thing that the folks need,” Terry mentioned.