Rep. Bill Lamberth. (WZTV)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – The Medical Cannabis Only Act went before the Criminal Justice Committee again Wednesday, passing in it’s new form.
SB 1710 and HB 1749 will allow access to cannabidiol oil to Tennesseans with certain medical conditions. However, the bill was amended to focus on decriminalization instead of access.
Under its current form, the bill will decriminalize possession of cannabidiol as long as the individual possesses a valid prescription from a doctor or a medical marijuana card from another state.
Several medical marijuana advocates and those opposed to the bill gave testimony Wednesday.
Andrea Houser, a Lawrenceburg mother of two who suffers seizures from epilepsy, said the THC in cannabis oil is imperative to her health. Houser said when she had her first seizure, she went to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and didn’t wake up for three days. Following that, she’s developed 19 kidney stones