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  1. Ron Strider

    TN: New Law Changes Who Enforces Marijuana Crimes

    The New Year means the arrival of 16 new laws in Tennessee. WBIR has received many questions about changes to a law regarding law enforcement and marijuana crimes. The new law says the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission will not have jurisdiction over marijuana crimes. It does not change...
  2. Ron Strider

    Committee Assembled To Assess Medical Marijuana In Tennessee

    State Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, have been appointed Co-Chairmen of the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis in the Tennessee General Assembly. Eight Republican members of the legislature have been selected from both the House and Senate to...
  3. Ron Strider

    TN: Medical Cannabis Gaining Momentum As Alternative To Opioid Treament

    Safe Access Tennessee, a group working to advance cannabis therapeutics is speaking out. The medical marijuana group originally had plans to be part of tonight's Nashville Sounds educate Tennessee charity night -- when the entire event got canceled on Friday. "Most people believe that when...
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    Tennessee Family Fights For Medical Cannabis For 3-Year-Old Daughter

    Three-year-old Josie Mathes from Greene County, Tennessee, wakes up every morning with the normal morning routine of most toddlers — but along with something extra. Josie receives three doses of medical cannabis oil daily to decrease her seizures. She began having seizures at two months and...
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    TN: Medical Cannabis Sponsor Encouraged By Conservative Group Poll

    Nashville, Tenn. — The Republican lawmaker dubbed the "Hillbilly Hippie" who is sponsoring a medical cannabis bill on Tennessee's Capitol Hill says a new poll backs up what he's been telling fellow lawmakers. Rep. Jeremy Faison cites a statewide survey of 600 "reliably Republican voters" from...
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    How Tennessee Can Move Into The Medical Cannabis Business

    There are good reasons why many medical professionals such as Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN have looked at the evidence and support therapeutic use of cannabis. One example is our effort to reduce Tennessee narcotic overdose deaths. Medical cannabis is an alternative to excessive use of narcotics...
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    Could Tennessee Turn Over A New Leaf Concerning Medical Marijuana?

    The Tennessee General Assembly might be closer to turning over a new leaf concerning the legalization of medical marijuana during its next session. When asked about prospects for the upcoming 110th General Assembly, which will convene on Jan. 10, 2017, state Rep. Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville, said...
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    Bill Would Allow 50 Marijuana Grow Houses Across Tennessee

    Two Tennessee lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana for patients with a variety of medical conditions and 50 grow operations, 15 of which would be in "distressed" areas of the state. Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville...
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    East Tennessee Lawmaker To Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

    Nashville — Medical marijuana will again be a topic of discussion in the Tennessee state legislature as Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session. Faison's office said Friday a formal announcement about the bill proposal would come next...
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    TN: ACLU Throws Support Behind Nashville Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee on Thursday became the latest to throw its support behind a proposal that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Nashville. Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the ACLU of Tennessee, in a letter Thursday to Metro...
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    Five Things To Know About Industrial Hemp

    Clarksville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is leading the way for the state's industrial hemp pilot program. Farmers were allowed to apply for licenses to grow the crop in 2015 with 54 approved growers for the year compared to 63 this year. Last year's crop was...
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    Life-Size Hemp Maze To Open Soon In Middle Tennessee

    Chapel Hill, Tenn. — Hidden behind a row of sunflowers just outside Chapel Hill, Tennessee, sits a one-acre life-size maze, but this maze is different than most. "This is about an acre of hemp that is growing," said Colleen Keahey, director of Tennessee Hemp Industries Association. This...
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    TN: Not Whether, But When - It's Time To Decriminalize Marijuana

    Metro Councilman Dave Rosenberg wants Nashville to take it easy on dope smokers. (So do council members Freddie O'Connell and Russ Pulley.) The councilmen have filed an ordinance that would decriminalize the possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana in Nashville. Marijuana possession in...
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    Tennessee Bill Will Help Expand Hemp Market

    Last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will help expand the hemp industry in Tennessee.The measure opens the door to in-state processing of hemp products, paving the way for faster development of the state's hemp market, and further nullifying federal prohibition in...
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    Medical Marijuana Petition Goes To University Of Tennessee Campus

    A Knox County man fighting to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee is turning to University of Tennessee students for help. Steve Cooper has until June 15 to get about 20,000 signatures in order to put two questions about legalizing marijuana on the Knox County ballot in November. Tuesday...
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    Legalizing Weed: 5 Facts About Tennessee's Legalization Of Industrial Hemp Farming

    In April of 2015, the federal government informed the Tennessee Department of Agriculture that the latter's application to import hemp seed had been approved. It was a big step forward in the state's move toward a revival of industrial hemp production. The seed will be used for a pilot...
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    Legalized Marijuana Gaining Support In Tennessee

    Supporters of legal marijuana hope to spur action on an issue they say has broad support in Tennessee. The Tennessee Cannabis Coalition met Sunday night in Nashville to gear up for the upcoming legislative session. The activist group said 76 percent of Tennesseans support medical...
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    Tennessee: Medicinal Cannabis Program Is Needed

    Saying that medical marijuana will "do more harm than good'' during a legislative hearing earlier this month, state Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner did actual harm to the hopes of thousands of hurting Tennesseans who need real help right now. And right now is the time for state lawmakers...
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    Tennessee: Medicinal Cannabis Program Is Needed

    Saying that medical marijuana will "do more harm than good'' during a legislative hearing earlier this month, state Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner did actual harm to the hopes of thousands of hurting Tennesseans who need real help right now. And right now is the time for state lawmakers...
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    Greetings from the Kitchen

    Hi everyone! Been lurking a bit but wanted to get involved more in the discussions. Been a user for most of my life as well as a gardener, so I finally decided it was time to put the two together and take control over what I medicate with. Obviously I am not in a medical state, but I do...