COCKE COUNTY – A task force consisting of state senators and representatives will soon take a harder look at issues around medical marijuana in Tennessee.
Lt. Governor Randy McNally and speaker Beth Harwell are responsible for appointing lawmakers to the task force. McNally expects those appointments to be made in July.
Rep. Jeremy Faison introduced a bill for medical marijuana in February. He’s optimistic that this joint task force will help both educate the general public on the science of medical marijuana as well as educate lawmakers on the extent of the support to medical marijuana in Tennessee.
“Tennessee has done a great disservice to a lot of people by not allowing them access to a plant that God gave us,” Faison said. “I know and I’ve seen the science of what this plant can do and I’m hoping to bring in professionals from all over the world to be able to share.”
The task force will likely consist of five or six members from both