TN House Speaker Beth Harwell, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally Launch Committee To Study Medical Marijuana

The legislative leaders announced the formation of the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis


Following through on what many had come to expect, House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally have ordered the formation of a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee.

In a Friday letter, the legislative leaders announced the formation of the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis.

“This committee is hereby authorized and directed to study, evaluate, analyze and undertake a comprehensive review regarding whether the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes is in the best interest of the state,” the letter says.

The committee will be chaired by Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, and Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby.

It also will include Reps. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia; Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville; Sam Whitson, R-Franklin; Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis; and Sens. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville; Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City; Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald; and Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville.


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