At least one Tennessee lawmaker believes itís high time the state make marijuana available throughout the state for medicinal purposes.
On Jan. 2 ó one day after the state of Colorado began allowing the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes ó State Rep. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville, filed legislation that would pave the way for medical marijuana use in Tennessee.
The bill would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to individuals who meet the legislationís qualifying conditions, and according to reports, those conditions include cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, HIV and AIDS, hepatitis C, Lou Gehrigís disease, Crohnís disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimerís disease and other ailments.
However, in order for the bill to have even a chance of passing, a companion bill must be filed in the Tennessee Senate, and as of press time Friday, no such bill had been filed.
For further details, see the Sunday edition of The Herald-News.