Tennessee lawmakers name medical marijuana bill after Trump

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Two Tennessee lawmakers are naming a state bill to legalize medical marijuana after President Trump.

Rep. Bryan Terry (R) and Sen. Steve Dickerson (R) are working on a medical marijuana bill in the General Assembly named the Tennessee Responsible Use of Medicinal Plants Act — TRUMP Act.

The Times Free Press reported Wednesday that Terry and Dickerson’s bill would expand medical research for treatment with cannabis and cannabis extracts.

They are against legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

“We believe Tennessee patients and physicians have the right to participate in research utilizing cannabis and that our agricultural, higher education, and life science industries are well equipped to be world leaders in this research,” Terry stated in a news release.

Trump signaled earlier this month that he would support a federal bill that would allow states to regulate marijuana without federal interference.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)  introduced legislation on Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.

By: Morgan Gstalter, The Hill

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