Medical marijuana proposal makes it to House floor then tabled - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Medical marijuana proposal makes it to House floor then tabled

Posted: Updated:

A proposal bringing medical marijuana to Tennessee was brought to the House of Representatives floor Tuesday for consideration.


This is the first time a medical marijuana proposal has made it to the floor for a vote.  


The proposal was in the form of an amendment. Under the amendment, a person could possess one ounce of marijuana if they had been diagnosed by a Tennessee licensed physician for relief from cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder or Alzheimer's disease. 


The person would be allowed to lawfully grow up to six cannabis plants at their home to provide the marijuana.  The amendment was tabled however, mostly along party lines.  


Powered by Frankly