Two Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill allowing possession of marijuana as long as an individual has a valid medical marijuana card issued from any state. PHOTO: MGN
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Two Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill allowing possession of marijuana as long as an individual has a valid medical marijuana card issued from any state.
HB 0860/SB 0673 is known as the "Medical Marijuana Forgiveness Act." Sponsored by Memphis Rep. Larry J. Miller and Sen. Lee Harris, the bill amends language making it an offense to possess or casually exchange a controlled substance unless there is a valid prescription.
The new language expands on the law, making it so it would not be a criminal offense if the individual has a marijuana identification card issued by any state and if the individual obtained the marijuana pursuant to a valid physician’s recommendation.
Another bill introduced this year by Senator Jeff Yarbro and Rep. Harold Love –each from Nashville, somewhat mirrors the Medical Marijuana Forgiveness Act in seeking to decriminalize possession for medical conditions.
SB 1633/HB 1700 states it would establish a defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana under once ounce by "declaring such possession is justified if possessed for the treatment of certain provable medical conditions."
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