The state of Tennessee is one step closer to legalizing medical cannabis after the legislature sent a limited medical cannabis bill to the governor’s desk. The legislation would expand Tennessee’s limited medical cannabis industry and create a commission tasked with analyzing broader medical cannabis reform. Although the bill is a compromise between cannabis reform advocates and those against cannabis reform, the advocates aren’t happy that a more comprehensive medical marijuana bill failed to pass. The limited compromise bill would expand the list of qualifying conditions from only intractable epilepsy to include cancer, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome, HIV/AIDS, and multiple sclerosis. Patients with the qualifying conditions would be allowed to possess CBD oil that contains a maximum of 0.9% THC.

CannabisNewsWire, 05/11/2021 16:20:00

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