After years of successive failures, backers of medical cannabis in Tennessee are taking a new tack — keeping the ban on smoking it.
Two Republican lawmakers say they’re introducing a measure that would legalize oil-based marijuana products for patients with certain health conditions. But the dried plant, edibles and marijuana cigarettes would remain illegal.
Backers call it the Medical Cannabis Only Act. They hope it’ll win over their reluctant colleagues, who haven’t shown any interest in approving medical marijuana.