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Using cannabis oil for seizures and epilepsy is now legal in Tennessee after Gov. Bill Haslam signed a limited legalization bill. People must have a recommendation from a doctor before they may use the oil legally.(Photo: File/ USA TODAY)
Over the objections of law enforcement and health officials, a second House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would legally allow some Tennesseans to use medical cannabis.
The measure, sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Crosby, would give those suffering from roughly a dozen maladies a legal defense if they are arrested and prosecuted for having cannabis, provided they have a doctor’s note prescribing the product.
The House Criminal Justice Committee advanced the legislation with a 9-2 vote.
Voting in favor were Reps. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville; Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis; Rep. Antonio Parkinson, D-Memphis; Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville;