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.
As state lawmakers actively consider and advance medical cannabis-related proposals forward, here’s a breakdown of progressing legislative efforts thus far and where they stand in key states across the country.
The measure, approved by a 21 to 8 vote, would permit patients and caregivers to possess “70 daily dosages of medical cannabis” at a time.