Tennessee lawmakers name medical marijuana bill after Trump

Tennessee lawmakers name medical marijuana bill after Trump

Two Tennessee lawmakers are naming a state bill to legalize medical marijuana after President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey: Barr is 'sliming his own department' GOP Mueller critic says Flynn contacted him during special counsel probe: report Acting DHS secretary threatened to quit after clashing with Miller: report MORE.

Rep. Bryan Terry (R) and Sen. Steve Dickerson (R) are working on a medical marijuana bill in the General Assembly named the Tennessee Responsible Use of Medicinal Plants Act — TRUMP Act.

The Times Free Press reported Wednesday that Terry and Dickerson’s bill would expand medical research into treatments with cannabis and cannabis extracts.

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They are against legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

"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. 

Trump signaled earlier this month that he would support a federal bill that would allow states to regulate marijuana without federal interference.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer calls on McConnell to hold vote on Equality Act 'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults Infrastructure conversation must include America's public lands and waters MORE (D-N.Y.)  introduced legislation on Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.