Faison to head medical marijuana legalization panel in Tennessee

State Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-11th, of Cosby, has been tapped to co-chair a legislative task force to consider the issue of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee.

Faison was appointed, along with State Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, to head up the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis for the Tennessee General Assembly by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, R-Nashville.

Faison and Dickerson are two of the eight Republicans selected from both the House and Senate to study, evaluate, analyze and undertake a comprehensive review regarding whether the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes is in the state’s best interest.

The group will also make recommendations about future legislation to members of the Tennessee General Assembly during the upcoming 2018 legislative session.

In a news release, Harwell said, “Faison

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