NASHVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Supporters of medical marijuana in Tennessee say it would take baby steps to make it legal here, but a first of its kind task force could speed up the process.
The task force to study the issue was set up last month by two Republican legislative leaders, and it will have its initial meeting Sept 21st.
Little by little, year after year more lawmakers seem at least more open minded about medical cannabis or medical marijuana.
“I am willing to listen when the issue comes back up in January,” says State Sen. Bill Ketron.
Case in point about new open minds is Senate Republican Caucus Chair Bill Ketron. He recently beat cancer with radiation and a stem cell transplant, but the drugs left him, like other patients with nausea and not wanting to eat.
He’s a firm no on recreational use of marijuana. Not so much now on its medical use.
“So, I heard some medical doctors tell me cannabis helps with the appetite. It really helps with the nausea,” says Sen. Ketron. “I don’t know,