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Monday, September 11, 2017

Marijuana committee to meet
Tennessee lawmakers plan to hold their first meeting this month to study the issue of legalizing medical marijuana this month. The Joint Committee on Medical Cannabis will study and evaluate as part of a comprehensive review on whether it serves the state's interest in making the drug available to sick Tennesseans on a limited basis. House Government Operations Committee Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, a physician, said the panel will make recommendations about future legislation for members of the General Assembly to consider in the upcoming 2018 legislative session. The five-hour hearing by the ten-member panel is scheduled for Sept. 21. Besides Dickerson, two other lawmakers who are doctors, Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville and Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald are serving on the panel. Past efforts have failed in the General Assembly to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A number of states have legalized use of pot for medical purposes.


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Monica Denton heads back to prison
  • Tennessee jobless
  • Thanksgiving travel

    Friday, November 17, 2017

  • ACA enrollment
  • Cocke County Partnership meeting
  • Pridemore is being sought
  • Narcan program
  • Environmental standards are relaxed
  • Pro bono work in Tennessee
  • VietNow settlement
  • State jobless remains at record level
  • Major scam

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Newport leaf truck
  • Animal shelter funding (Update)
  • Trousdale Prison issues
  • Thanksgiving travel
  • TVA finances and bonuses
  • Morriss and Nail Paradise

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • Ebbs sentenced in 2016 death
  • Newport City Council
  • Electrical cord warning

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Cocke County Circuit Court
  • James arrest
  • Newport animal shelter Update
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