Proposed Bill Sponsored by Murfreesboro Representative Gains Ground for Medical Cannabis Use

Mar 31, 2022 at 06:00 am by WGNS


A bill sponsored by State Representative Bryan Terry that focuses on medical cannabis has been making progress in the Tennessee House of Representatives (HB 2641).

Representative Terry, who lives in Murfreesboro, spoke before the Health Committee and stated…



The bill does NOT allow for the following…



If passed, the bill would decriminalize marijuana used for medical purposes if the patient with the marijuana met the proper criteria to use the cannabis...



UPDATE: While the Senate version of the bill (SB 2532) failed in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, it will be back for another round on April 6, 2022. This will give the Senate Judiciary Committee a second chance to look at the bill with newly added changes. 

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Medical Cannabis - Continued...

The proposed bill establishes a medical cannabis program under the purview of the medical cannabis commission; it establishes a patient registry for qualified patients and authorizes the possession of certain medical cannabis products by qualified patients and designated caregivers; redefines the term "marijuana" to exclude products containing less than 0.9 percent delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.

If the bill eventually passes and is signed into law, it would not decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana, which would remain to be prohibited.

Read the summary for House Bill 2641 HERE and Senate Bill 2532 HERE.

 

 

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