A push to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee died last week after Senate Bill 1104 failed to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure from Janice Bowling (R) would have authorized access to medical cannabis for patients with qualifying conditions like cancer, glaucoma, IBS, epilepsy, HIV, MS, opioid addiction, PTSD, TBI, and many other conditions and illnesses. It would also have regulated the process for cultivation, production, distribution, transportation and acquiring cannabis for medical use.
The decision left patients like US Army veteran and former military police officer George Burns without a much-needed alternative to mainstream treatments for a number of debilitating conditions, writes News Channel 9.
Burns, who served 18 years during Vietnam and the Cold War era, supports the policy changes as he suffers from PTSD.
"I've seen abused children. …