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Tennessee Democrats Vote to Support Medical Marijuana

November 2, 2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Democrats have voted to support resolutions calling for the legalization of medical marijuana, wider health care coverage and a $15 minimum wage.

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The state executive committee passed the resolutions aimed at expressing the positions of the state Democratic Party.

State lawmakers have been studying the issue of medical marijuana since the end of the last legislative session.

Executive committee member Gary Blackburn said there is a “growing body of research about the benefits” of medical marijuana, including for the treatment of chronic pain. He says changing the law could also help combat the opioid epidemic.

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Executive Committee Member Gale Jones Carson of Memphis says raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour would help lift more Tennesseans out of poverty.

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  • Lynda M.

    Tennessee patients really need this passed, as a former Pain Management patient, I was tired of being on opioids and other crap, I deal with Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia , Tourette Syndrome, Chronic pain from other things as well… Def don’t want to feel High, just want the Natural healing Gods way, This was put on Earth for a reason… Pills aren’t .

  • jennifer harless

    I want marijuana legal for the major opoid epidemic now. Marijuana was grown in dirt as an herb, alcohol is legal and killing folks daily, the ones drinking it an some innocent ones on the road not even drinking. LEGALIZE IT PLEASE. TAXES OUR STATE IS GOING TO MAKE BANK IF SO.