Governor Finally Agrees to Sign Legislation to Help Severely Ill

Gov. Bill Haslam will sign into law a measure that allows limited usage of cannabis oil for medical reasons in Tennessee.

The governor had said several times he wasn’t opposed to the bill, but confirmed Tuesday he could sign the bill as soon as the end of this week.

“We do plan to sign that. Our legal gets it, they review it and then it comes to me. I actually have not gotten it yet, but I think we will in the next day or so,” Haslam told reporters Tuesday in Nashville.

Eligible people would be able to legally use cannabis oil in Tennessee as soon as Haslam signs the law.

The bill allows people diagnosed with conditions that create seizures or with epilepsy to use cannabis oil as a treatment. The person must have a (continue reading)

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