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 TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: 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, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill Sinema says she would back Kennedy in race against Markey Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall MORE (D-N.Y.)  introduced legislation on Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.