Two Tennessee lawmakers have named a medicinal cannabis bill they are writing after President Donald Trump. Rep. Bryan Terry, R-Murfreesboro, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, announced this week that they will once again attempt to pass medical marijuana legislation. They have named their new bill the Tennessee Responsible Use of Medicinal Plants Act, or TRUMP Act. The two lawmakers, who are also physicians, say their bill would allow medical research and treatment with cannabis and cannabis extracts.
Earlier this month, Trump said he might support federal bipartisan legislation that would allow states to decide cannabis policy.
“We’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes,” Trump told reporters at the time.
However, that bill, the STATES ACT, does not have the support of congressional leadership.
Terry said in a press release that it is now time for medical marijuana to come to the Volunteer State.
“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. “If you believe in freedom, advancing medicine, and providing opportunities for our industries,