The Home of Representatives Well being Committee will focus on the invoice on Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee invoice that will set up the framework for a medical marijuana program within the state handed a subcommittee within the Home of Representatives on Tuesday.
The invoice, HB 2641, was launched by Consultant Bryan Terry (R – Murfreesboro) and would set up the framework for a medical marijuana program to begin on July 1, 2023, overseen by the medical hashish fee.
They might proceed performing as an advisory board about marijuana however would additionally have the ability to suggest laws extra freely. The invoice would additionally take current legal guidelines that enable individuals to have some particular sorts of hashish merchandise and condense them right into a single rule that permits individuals to have hashish merchandise so long as there may be lower than 0.9% of THC current in them.
The invoice would additionally enable individuals in Tennessee who have been recognized by licensed physicians as having a qualifying situation to use for a affected person identification card. They are going to be eligible for one if they’ve diagnoses like Alzheimer’s illness, end-stage most cancers, epilepsy, HIV or sickle cell illness.
The invoice would additionally enable individuals over 21 years previous to use for a “designated caregiver identification card.” The invoice describes particular charges they would wish to pay for the cardboard, together with a $35 utility charge and a $50 issuance charge.
Candidates would wish to have a written certification from a doctor that they’ve been recognized with a qualifying sickness. That certification would particularly not be a medical prescription for marijuana.
Individuals with a affected person identification card, or who’re licensed caregivers, wouldn’t face prison prosecution if they’ve lower than 3 grams of concentrated hashish merchandise or lower than 3,000 mg of infused merchandise.
Individuals would have the ability to have oils, tinctures, patches, sprays meant for sublingual or buccal administration, capsules, drugs, suppositories, ointments, lotions, lozenges, liquids and vapors. They may even have parts of the hashish plant.
Nevertheless, any hashish merchandise they’ve would must be within the producer’s unique packaging and labeling. Dried leaves, flowers, seeds, roots, stems, stalks or fan leaves wouldn’t be allowed underneath the invoice.
Individuals would solely have the ability to get merchandise from Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Utah since these can be the states that meet the fee’s expectations.
The invoice would additionally particularly individuals to lose youngster custody privileges, housing, faculty admission or employment as a result of they’ve a professional affected person card. Police additionally wouldn’t have the ability to seize medical hashish merchandise which might be allowed by the invoice.
The Home of Representatives Well being Committee will focus on the invoice on March 30.