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I was truly amazed when I heard that Beth Harwell, erstwhile gubernatorial candidate and reefer madness maven, said she was “open” to medicinal cannabis here in Tennessee.
This is a major reversal of policy for Ms. Harwell.
What changed her mind? She says her sister’s positive experience with state legal medicinal cannabis products in Colorado while recovering from a broken back made her rethink the issue.
Thousands of Tennesseans have, for years now, been asking Ms. Harwell and her fellow Republicans for a medical cannabis program, as can be found in 29 other states so far, to treat illnesses such as my wife’s multiple sclerosis. For years now, our pleas have fallen on deaf Republican ears.
The latest polls showing over 80 percent approval for medicinal cannabis here in Tennessee have a lot more to do with Beth Harwell’s “change of heart” than her newfound sense of empathy for sick and suffering Tennesseans.