Tennessee Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana?
While no Southern state currently allows the use of medical marijuana, the Volunteer State may be about to change all that. It’s been brought to the attention of the Tennessee government that researching marijuana for the medical benefits could also benefit TN residents.
Tennessee’s House Health and Human Resources committee recently approved a bill that prompts the state’s Board of Pharmacy to conduct research proving that residents of Tennessee with debilitating conditions could benefit from a prescription for cannabis.
As said before, no Southern state allows the use of marijuana – medical or not – there is already one government research facility located at the University of Mississippi in which they research cannabis. Tennessee would become the second state to operate a legal research facility dedicated to the benefits of marijuana.
If passed by Tennessee’s government, the law allowing the research of marijuana would begin this fall and report their findings back late next year. This means that medical marijuana in Tennessee is at least 2 years away, but this is much better than nothing at all.
The research lab would also concentrate their efforts on studying the benefits of marijuana for those suffering from multiple sclerosis, severe nausea, seizures, chronic pain, AIDS and Alzheimer’s Disease.