Tennessee: Will the Next Governor Support Medical Marijuana?

With five out of seven candidates tentatively supporting the legalization of medical marijuana for qualified patients, Tennessee’s voters remain optimistic regarding access to effective medical treatments as they look forward to the 2018 gubernatorial race.

Though none of the seven candidates support recreational consumption, the majority of potential governors believe Tennessee should contemplate legalizing cannabis for patients suffering from a host of debilitating health issues.

An issue that crosses the political divide, “five of the seven candidates – including three of the Republicans – say there may be circumstances under which Tennesseans ought to be allowed to possess and use marijuana,” according to Nashville Public Radio.

On the ‘Pro’ side of the medical marijuana issue, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean (D), House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D), Randy Boyd (R), Mae Beavers (R), and House Speaker Beth Harwell (R) have cautiously issued statements of support for legalizing medicinal cannabis in Tennessee.

Simpatico with their electorate, those candidates who support medical marijuana stand the best chance of winning the highest office in the…

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