NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WKRN) – Supporters of Tennessee medical marijuana have always said it would take baby steps to make it legal here, but the first of its kind task force could speed up the process.
The task force to study the issue was set up last month by two Republican legislative leaders and it will have its initial meeting on Sept 21st. Supporters seem to be right that year after year, little by little more lawmakers seem at least more open minded about medical cannabis which of course is better known as medical marijuana.
Case in point is Senate Republican Caucus Chair Bill Ketron.
“I was always a ‘Hell no!’ but I am willing to listen when the issue comes back up in January,” said Ketron.
The senator recently beat cancer with radiation and a stem cell transplant, but the drugs left him, like other patients, with nausea and not wanting to eat. He’s a firm no on recreational use of marijuana, but not on its medical use.
“Some medical doctors told me cannabis helps with the appetite,” said the Senator. “And it