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Response to RainDog (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 02:17 AM

11. Bill would make medical marijuana sales legal in Tennessee

: Saturday, January 4, 2014 11:26 AM EST

NASHVILLE A Democratic legislator has filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would authorize prescription sales of marijuana for medicinal purposes in Tennessee under somewhat stringent regulations.

"It's just simply a matter of being rational and compassionate," said Rep. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville, sponsor of HB1385. "It would apply to only the most severely debilitated people ... children suffering a hundred (epileptic) seizures a day, people on chemotherapy, people with multiple sclerosis ... people with a plethora of diseases" who now must either leave the state to get marijuana or make their purchases illegally.

Tennessee allowed marijuana by prescription under state law for a period in the 1980s, but that law was repealed, and attempts to revive it have died in legislative committees since most recently in 2012. But Jones and Doak Patton, president of the National Organization for Marijuana Legalization in Tennessee, say times might have changed in the state because of developments on the national front.


I would like to see it legalized like grapes.I want to make my own wine is cool,if not I go to the store and pay tax on wine in a frosted bottle.

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