NASHVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Just one vote either way may decide if medical cannabis stays alive on Tennessee’s Capitol Hill. That was the scenario earlier this week in the issue’s first committee vote, and it may be that way for step two.
Another big committee vote is scheduled next week for medical cannabis, but what is the story in the state senate?
“I think it will be close, but I don’t think it will pass,” said Lt. Governor Randy McNally. He maintains he doesn’t think there are enough votes to pass medical cannabis in the Tennessee State Senate, but the issue a lot of Tennesseans are following could be very close in the committees.
“I think while it will be very close like one vote, it would have difficulty in judiciary, as well as the health committee,” said Lt. Gov. McNally.
The medical cannabis bill allows for non-smokable forms of the plant’s active ingredient THC in things like pills or lotions. House Sponsor Jeremy Faison says hearts and minds are being changed daily among lawmakers