State regulators are expected in the coming months to award licenses to eligible applicants to begin cultivating cannabis and manufacturing oil extract products.
SB 158 would allow patients and caregivers to purchase and possess a 30-day supply of medical cannabis at a time, a specific amount to be determined by regulators.
Before being sent to the desk of Republican Governor Kay Ivey, it must go back to the Senate for a final vote to approve House amendments.
The legislation makes it clear that a medical marijuana program may not operate in Tennessee until marijuana is “removed from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act.”
Presently, V.A. doctors are forbidden from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a recommendation, thus forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician.
Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 1862 into law, which provides employment protections for state-registered medical cannabis patients.
Products anticipated to be available as soon as September.
As a result, Measure 26 will go into effect on July 1, 2021, as voters intended.