Democrats Sponser Bill for Carrying Marijuana

A pair of Nashville Democrats are sponsoring a bill that would create a legal defense for people caught with limited amounts of marijuana, provided it is for medical purposes.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Yarbro and Rep. Harold Love, would allow those suffering from a host of medical conditions, including cancer and glaucoma, to possess no more than one ounce of marijuana.

Yarbro said the measure is necessary because the legislature has failed to craft rules for medical marijuana on a statewide basis.

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SOURCE: Ebert, J. (2018, January 22). The Tennessean. Legislation would create legal defense for medical marijuana users possessing limited quantities. Retrieved from

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