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Senate Bill 854/House Bill 621, called the Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act, cleared the Senate government operations committee in early March but has not been taken up in the House.

Another measure from Republicans doesn’t call for any changes to Tennessee’s marijuana laws, but would establish a group to study medical marijuana.

Another Republican backed bill, House Bill 880/Senate Bill 667, would require the Tennessee Department of Health to study surrounding states’ medical marijuana programs. That legislation was introduced by Terry, a physician, and Sen. Becky Massey, R-Knoxville.

That means efforts to enact medical marijuana in Tennessee will likely fall flat for the foreseeable future, despite a growing number of Republican state legislators — including those in rural communities — speaking out in favor of the change in law.

Allowing some cancer patients to use cannabis oil

Senate Bill 118/House Bill 490 would require the commission to “study laws and legislation regarding the medical use of cannabis” and report their findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation on setting up an “effective, patient-focused medical cannabis program in this state.”

The bill was referred by the Senate government operations committee to the judiciary committee with a negative recommendation, but could still be taken up.

The resolution would have no direct effect on any laws in Tennessee, but signals support for future medical marijuana legislation if the federal government makes a change in classification.

Allowing some marijuana as medication

Most of these bills have not been heard in any committees, but would be unlikely to advance.

At least 17 pieces of legislation related to marijuana have been introduced this year in Tennessee. Many of those bills pertain to medical cannabis, while others seek to reduce penalties for marijuana possession.

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After a continued search of the residence, officers located over 20 pounds of marijuana inside the home and around 40 marijuana plants from around the property. A second search was conducted at a nearby residence and more growing marijuana and processed marijuana was recovered.

Brewington will now face the Jackson County Grand Jury.

JACKSON, Tenn. (ABC4) – A Tennessee woman is facing big trouble after a drug bust at her residence/farm. Peggy Brewton was arrested in Jackson, Tenn. following a month-long investigation.

On August 27, a drug task force and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of Brewington’s home. During the search, they asked Brewington how much marijuana was inside the residence. Brewington responded with, “maybe an ounce.”

  • Courtesy of 15th Drug Task Tennessee
  • Courtesy of 15th Drug Task Tennessee
  • Courtesy of 15th Drug Task Tennessee
  • Courtesy of 15th Drug Task Tennessee

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