Medical marijuana in Tennessee: Beth Harwell casts key vote on …


The legal weed industry is among the fastest-growing in the United States, according to a Marijuana Business Daily report. Veuer’s Sam Berman has the full story.

Legislation that would permit medical cannabis in Tennessee made it through an early hurdle thanks to a tie-breaking vote from House Speaker Beth Harwell Tuesday in a key House committee. 

With a 4-3 vote, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee approved the measure in dramatic fashion.

Voting in favor were Reps. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville; Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis; and Rep. Tilman Goins, R-Morristown.

Reps. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough; William Lamberth, R-Cottontown; and Rep. Michael Curcio, R-Dickson, cast no votes.

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