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Rep. Jeremy Faison and Sen. Steve Dickerson have introduced a bill that would allow a limited version of medical cannabis in Tennessee.(Photo: File/ USA TODAY)
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Two Republicans introduced a bill Thursday that would make Tennessee the latest state to allow medical marijuana.
The legislation, introduced by Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, would only allow oil-based manufactured products, such as pills or lotions, and would not permit the sale of raw cannabis, also known as marijuana, as is common in other states.
As many as 29 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, have laws permitting the use of cannabis for medical purposes, according to the .
But the approaches used in each state vastly differ, ranging from allowing home cultivation to only permitting cannabis-infused products.
Eight states currently allow recreational marijuana. Vermont will become the ninth state when Gov. Phil Scott gives a