NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Some issues that attracted a lot of attention this year on Tennessee’s Capitol Hill were left on the table, but most are likely to come back next year.
A bill to allow people to use medical cannabis in a non-smoking form for certain diseases like cancer was withdrawn in the State Senate for lack of votes, but not before it was largely gutted to make decriminalize possession of medical cannabis.
Those who need medical cannabis vow to be back, pointing to public opinion polls that show a majority of support among Tennessee voters.
Another measure, likely to be back in some form, is a bill to remove the bust of controversial Civil War General Nathan Bedford Forrest from Capitol Hill to the state museum.
The measure never got much traction.
Like medical cannabis, it would have been a controversial vote for state lawmakers facing elections this year.
Another bill that died in committee was the measure allowing children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition rather than paying out of state tuition for