This year, Tennessee legalized the use of cannabis oil to treat a small number of specific afflictions.
Any legislation that aims to broaden medical marijuana laws in the state likely won’t find similar support, Gov. Bill Haslam said.
“I don’t see a big chance for that passing, but an effort could surprise me,” Haslam told reporters Tuesday afternoon.
He pointed to comments made by Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner during a hearing Tuesday to discuss a bill that could expand medical marijuana.
Dreyzehner told senators he believes there’s more harm than good to any additional legalization.
“Currently, the weight of evidence is that when marijuana is used as medicine, it will do more harm than good to the overall population of our state,” Dreyzehner said. [Read more at the Nashville Tennessean]