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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Marijuana hearing
The Joint Committee on Medical Cannabis met for the first time Thursday to discuss options the legislature has to legalize medical marijuana. A panel heard testimony from law enforcement, Tennessee Department of Health, various doctors, and experts. "I feel like it's the same arguments that we've heard historically. I feel like the deeper we get into this over the next couple of months, the arguments have no foundation," responded Jeremy Faison, Republican of Cosby. "When it comes down to the strict use of the medical grade cannabis, it's a great benefit all the way around for the state." Stacie Mathes has been campaigning for legal medical marijuana to deal with her daughter's seizures. Josie Mathes is three years old. Mathes said her daughter was having 500 to 1,000 seizures every day, but after she started taking a derivative of marijuana two years ago, Josie's seizures dropped to 30 on some days. But the Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer, David Reagan, argued that marijuana hasn't yet been studied enough for legalization. He said the FDA is the agency who should conduct additional studies. been an organization that exemplifies getting us safe and effective medicines," said Reagan. Representative Faison said the next hearing in October will feature people who have benefitted from medical marijuana.


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