Medical cannabis bill draws strong support, opposition on first day

NASHVILLE, Tenn — The medical cannabis bill was revealed by the bill’s sponsor Wednesday afternoon, and already, both sides of the topic are debating its merits.

During Senate Health Committee, Senator Steve Dickerson said this year’s bill is his best yet.

He has sponsored legislation for medical cannabis legalization for the past five years. Each year, the debates last for hours in committees as many interested groups weigh the potential pros and cons of legalization.

Even though Dickerson’s bill was debated for just 25 minutes Wednesday, both sides had a strong showing.

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