Tennessee Lawmakers Consider Cannabis Legalization Bill

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A bill to legalize recreational pot-use for adults, and expand medical cannabis treatment to children, is going before a Tennessee legislative committee this week. In January, a pair of lawmakers in the state introduced legislation that would direct counties in Tennessee to essentially conduct a public opinion poll on this year’s general election ballot that would gauge voters’ support for both recreational and medical cannabis. States that have passed this before its billions of dollars in additional state revenue,” Freeman said, as quoted by WSMV. It isn’t the only cannabis-related bill to be taken up by the Tennessee legislature this year. We got the fiscal note back, and it’s hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Bob Freeman, a Democrat from Nashville who is one of the bill’s sponsors, as quoted by local news outlet WSMV. If it were to become law, the bill would permit adults aged 21 and older to cultivate as many as 12 cannabis plants for personal use.

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A bill to legalize recreational pot-use for adults, and expand medical cannabis treatment to children, is going before a Tennessee legislative committee this week.

The legislation, known as the “Free All Cannabis for Tennesseans Act,” would authorize “the possession and transport of marijuana or marijuana concentrate, in permitted amounts, for adults who are at least 21 years of age (adults).”

The bill would also create a process for “a parent, guardian, or conservator to administer a marijuana product, excluding any combustible product, to a minor, over whom the parent,...

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