The Tennessee Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to expand the state’s limited CBD program and create a commission to study broader medical marijuana legalization. This piece of legislation represents a compromise between reform supporters and opponents, though advocates remain disappointed that more comprehensive medical cannabis legalization measures were rejected in committees earlier in the session. Under the proposal, a nine-member commission would be tasked with analyzing federal and state cannabis laws and helping to prepare legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the event that Congress reschedules the plant. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 19-12 on Tuesday. It would further allow patients with qualifying conditions to possess CBD oil that contains no more than 0.9 percent THC, which is three times greater than the federal definition of hemp.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 05/05/2021 11:18:00

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