A recent Gallup survey showed 68% of people are in favor of legalizing cannabis. Some Tennessee lawmakers said this is the year the state needs to legalize medical marijuana. Democratic Rep. Jason Powell presented a resolution to the General Assembly to give the voters the final say. Rep. Powell said, “We’ve seen a record number of cannabis’ legislation.” If approved, voters would get the final say on medical marijuana which could change the state’s constitution. “It’s time for Tennesseans especially those who are suffering and would benefit from medical cannabis,” Rep. Powell said. His proposal would allow the growth, process, and sale of medical cannabis. Only people with approved medical conditions including cancer, epilepsy, and MS could use it. This resolution would need 2/3 approval in both the Tennessee House and Senate to go to the November ballot. Rep. Powell said, “I think it’s extremely popular and if it’s on the ballot it will pass.” Some Republican East Tennessee lawmakers are split on the matter. For Sen. Becky Massey, the matter is personal for her.

420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 02/14/2022 19:00:00

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