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Medical Marijuana Legislation Moves Ahead

By Sam Stockard

NASHVILLE – Bolstered by House Speaker Beth Harwell’s tie-breaking vote, Rep. Jeremy Faison’s medical marijuana legislation took an important step Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the General Assembly.

Harwell, a Davidson County Republican running for governor, cast the deciding vote in a 4-3 decision to move the bill out of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. It will be heard next by the full Criminal Justice Committee.

“This has nothing to do with de-stigmatizing marijuana,” said Faison, an East Tennessee Republican. “This has everything to do with helping some sick people who can greatly benefit from this plant.”

Read more at The Daily News

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