Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, is advocating strongly for Tennessee to become the 30th state.
Thursday marked the third and final meeting of the Tennessee General Assembly’s Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis, which has spent the last three months researching the viability of legalizing medicinal marijuana in the state.
“We have done an immense amount of research and we’ve brought professionals in from all around America and the world,” Faison said.
While driving home from Nashville on Friday, Faison, a co-chairman on that committee, said he is nearly finished drafting legislation for the 2018 session that would legalize cannabis edibles, capsules and oil available for medical purposes.
“Some of my friends go to the drug store for help. Some of my friends go to the liquor store for help. Some of my friends go to nature’s store for help. The only store that’s never killed somebody is nature’s store. The drug store and the liquor store kill people everyday,” Faison said in support of legalization.
At the end of Thursday’s meeting, Faison implied that the committee’s other co-chairman, Sen. Steven