NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Tennessee State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) introduced a bill on Monday that would pave the way for legalized medical marijuana across the state.
If that were the case, the Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act would provide a framework to allow "qualified" patients regular access to medical cannabis and regulate the process of licensing growers to grow, produce, distribute, transport, sell and acquire marijuana for medical use and scientific research.  In the bill, Sen. Bowling peer-reviewed medical research showing that there is a "statistical correlation between reduced overdoses with opioid use in states with medical cannabis programs."
She also points out that medical cannabis has already been legalized in 33 states and is available to more than two-thirds of the US population.
The bill suggests that patients with "qualifying conditions" diagnosed by their healthcare provider would b I can apply for a medical cannabis card for $ 65, which expires every two years. An approved caregiver can also be appointed to buy marijuana for patients under the age of 1
. The "qualifying conditions" in the bill are: nausea or chronic pain any medical condition that produces cachexia, persistent muscle spasms or seizure post-traumatic stress disorder chronic radiculopathy
For patients under 18 The following conditions also apply: Cerebral palsy [1 9659008] Cystic fibrosis
The bill states that the program, if passed, must be operational by 30 July 2020 at the latest.
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