Contact your Legislature to Support Tennessee’s Patients, Vote YES on HB 1385.

You can go to the Tennessee Legislature’s Website and locate your representative and email them directly to support the Koozer-Kuhn Medical Cannabis Act (Bill HR 1385).

Here’s a suggested text.

I’m asking for your support of House Bill 1385, which seeks to enact a statewide program for medical cannabis that would permit the doctor-advised medical use of cannabis by patients with serious medical conditions. At the same time, it will not alter or interfere with already existing state laws discouraging the non-medical, personal use of marijuana.

Twenty states — Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington — as well as the District of Columbia have enacted laws protecting medical marijuana patients from state prosecution. Patients in these states enjoy legal protections to use medicinal marijuana under a doctor’s supervision; seriously ill citizens in Tennessee deserve this same protection.

The use of marijuana as medicine is a public health issue; it should not be part of the war on drugs. I strongly urge you to support House Bill 1385.

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