NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
A bill that would allow medical marijuana in Tennessee is moving forward.
The “Medical Cannabis Only Act” would only permit the production of oil-based cannabis, rather than raw marijuana.
The bill, SB 1710 and HB 1749, is being sponsored by Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) and Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby). The lawmakers believe the change could benefit 65,000 Tennesseans.
Tennesseans would need to have specific heath conditions to gain access. Those health conditions are as follows:
cancer HIV/AIDS Hepatitis C ALS PTSD Alzheimer’s Disease severe arthritis Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Chron’s Disease and ulcerative colitis multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s Disease Schizophrenia A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, with a confirmation diagnosis, or the treatment of such disease or condition that produces (1) or more of the following: Cachexia or wasting syndrome, Peripheral neuropathy, Severe chronic pain, Severe nausea, Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe or persistent muscle spasms; and any other medical condition approved by the commission in response to a request from a practitioner or potentially qualifying patient or a proposal initiated by a