NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Lawmakers in a key House committee have passed a stripped down medical cannabis bill by a vote of 9-2.
The bill now heads to the Health Committee.
The vote comes after it was unexpectedly postponed last week.
Medical cannabis has taken quite the journey at Capitol Hill. What’s left of the bill passed the first full committee vote.
The bill was essentially gutted last week. Instead of a bill full of rules and regulations for growing and distributing medical cannabis, the sponsor amended the bill to only decriminalize possession of the cannabis oil for conditions, like cancer.