Jeremy Faison Says Theres Currently Not Enough Support In The Senate For The Change.

(AP) A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this years legislative session. Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison says theres currently not enough support in the Senate for the change. Faisons bill would have let people use prescribed marijuana to treat a variety of ailments, from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder. On Tuesday, the Cosby lawmaker helped kill a separate resolution that he Green Rush says wouldve pigeonholed Tennessee into waiting for additional U.S. Food and Drug Administration action. Faison said some lawmakers feared their constituents would vote against them for supporting medical marijuana. He contended there will be a greater consequence for opponents because of positive polling for medical marijuana.

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