Some Tennesseans hope for medical marijuana amid national opioid crisis (MGN/Pixabay)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
The national opioid crisis might open the door for medical marijuana in Tennessee.
Cannabis is already allowed in 29 other states. Dean and Debra Young of Old Hickory hope approval comes sooner than later.
Debra takes a long list of powerful medication everyday including morphine to treat a series of ailments which include multiple sclerosis, colon cancer and a painful spine condition.
“It would be nice if we could funnel that down and get rid of some of those things,” said Dean Young.
Debra said while she needs help to fight her ailments, the daily drug cocktail she takes leaves her feeling groggy and disconnected.
“It’s a toss-up,” Debra said. “Do you want to be sleepy, or do you want to do the things that are bad for you…you wish you had an option? I wish I had an option.”
The option she’s talking about is derived from marijuana plants. In states