Democratic state Senate candidate Gayle Jordan says she’s not worried about being labeled a “liberal” for her support of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee.
“I am much less concerned by how I’m perceived,” she says.
Rather, her driving force in backing medical use of marijuana and any other issue in her campaign for the 14th District Senate seat is to work in the best interests of constituents and people across Tennessee.
The east Murfreesboro resident isn’t “overly concerned,” either, about medical marijuana becoming a gateway to legalization of recreational pot in Tennessee.
“The science has shown us even the recreational use of marijuana is no more and, in fact, less dangerous than the consumption of alcohol. So as studies continue to show over and over again that resistance is based on outdated, illogical and judgmental frames of mind,” Jordan says.
While she isn’t making medical marijuana the hallmark of her candidacy as the March 13 special election approaches – health care, education and infrastructure get most of her attention – Jordan isn’t shy