TN, KY lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bills
Neighboring southern states Tennessee and Kentucky have pending bills for their 2017 legislative sessions that would legalize medical marijuana.
Tennessee’s bill, introduced Wednesday by Rep. Jeremy Faison and Sen. Steve Dickerson, both Republicans, would allow medical cannabis to be recommended to patients with various conditions and would provide for up to 50 grow operations, The Tennessean reported.
Kentucky’s bill, titled the Cannabis Compassion Act, was pre-filed Dec. 6 by Democratic Sen. Perry B. Clark. It would legalize medical marijuana for patients and implement dispensaries, as well as a form of the caregiver model, according to the Tenth Amendment Center.
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