Gubernatorial Candidates Differ on Medical Marijuana

The Tennessean reviewed the stances on medical marijuana of all declared candidates for the 2018 governor’s race, in light of recent news that the legislature has convened a task force on the issue. Democratic candidates Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh and Republican Beth Harwell all voiced varying amounts of support of the possibility, given that there were certain restrictions in place. Republican candidates Randy Boyd and Bill Lee stood in the middle, with Boyd calling for FDA testing and Lee stating the need for evaluation of a current state law allowing the non-smokable cannabidoil. Republicans Mae Beavers and Diane Black both stand in opposition, calling marijuana a “gateway drug.”
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