TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Aug 25, 2017

House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally today launched a committee to examine the potential effects of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee, the Tennessean reports. A letter from the two says that the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis is "authorized and directed to study, evaluate, analyze and undertake a comprehensive review regarding whether the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes is in the best interest of the state." The committee will be chaired by Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, and Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby.