Tennessee Medical Marijuana Initiatives

 

As to medical use:  "In the process of keeping children protected from the evil weed, therapeutic study with patients goes ignored, despite more than 28,000 peer-reviewed articles published on cannabis and cannabinoids. It's time for government, state, federal, county, and city, to stop trying to legislate morality and view the damn research we have available now. Marijuana could be the miracle drug of the 21st Century. Very early studies on mice at the University of North Carolina show that THC reduces the size and eliminates tumors."

 

As to decriminalization: "Our jails and prisons are filled by too many people whose only crime is some level of Marijuana possession. This is an enormous waste of both human resources and tax revenues. It's not a gateway drug it's an anti gateway drug. Opiate related deaths in Colorado have gone down dramatically, indicating a reduction in use. We can raise much needed tax revenues through legalization."

 

As to legalization: "Tennessee currently has a cannabis market in this state that exceeds 1 billion annually in illicit monetary gains, with zero revenues collected to be applied to building new schools or to public works, etc. Black market enterprise doesn't check ID, and customers are clueless to quality and cannabinoid ratios in 'street pot", as no standardization or inspection labs exist in Tennessee. Medical and recreational cannabis has brought revitalization to Denver and other areas that were suffering urban blight and loss of commercial businesses.

I support Sen. Booker ‘s S. 683 and U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen’s H.R. 1538. The CARERS Act. There are now a total of 18 US Senators signed on as co-sponsors to that bill, including Sen. Lindsey Graham. I also support the FDA reclassification of Marijuana to allow for medical use."

 

 Tennessee Medical Marijuana Initiatives