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Bill Haslam, DEA, FBI, FDA, HHS, Congress, AG Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump
Marijuana saves lives. Safer then pills.
To keep from taking morphine for the pain thank you please
Because in my life I have see people that have died from
perception pills and alcohol. But I have naver seen anyone
hurt from real marijuana.
we need it for sick people like me.
Cannabis has medicinal purposes. It's time to allow safe
There's never been cause for the plant to be illegal,
compairing this natural substance to actual chemically
created in a lab medicine is not thinking in the best interest
of the people in the state of tennessee.. allow the peope of
the state to decide what medication they prefer..
I deal with chronic pain and marijuana is the safest and most
affective way to manage my pain levels.
This is very important to me because marijuana can replace
so many medications that are doing more harm than good. I
myself will benefit from this because I have a disease that
my only relief is medical marijuana.
Because it can save lives.
it's the right thing to do
Cannabis is a safe alternative to opiod medicines.
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It's medicine I need
It has been proven time and again to work in helping the
reduction of opoid issues and even is a gateway drug for
people to quit drugs all together.
I suffer from depression and severe pain, I use marijuana in
place of the other medications that have been prescribed to
me. I have been to prison for this plant
Because it's a healing plant! Iur bodies need it.
Jensen Beach, FL
I care about people's health and welfare in this toxic earth.
Rock Island, TN
bluff city, TN
My Mother has Cancer, and my Father has chronic pain.
It has been proven to work medically. I just don't see the
reason people should be prosecuted for a illegal substance
that could be used for medical purposes. As well as trying
other forms of medication that do not work or become an
I am one of many residents of TN who live with chronic and
painfully debilitating illness . Sick of taking opiates , benzos
and a long list of Big Pharmas poison. I want to manage with
My mother and so many more can benefit from the medicinal
properties. Plus tax revenues and freeing government
allocated money. Plus lessening the hold cartels have.
Mountain City, TN
The legalizatiion of marijuana and its benefits should help
Its a cure for so many medical problems a harmless cure so
important to society .
Because 6 years ago on July 24th, I lost my only daughter to
an accidental overdose of opiate based prescription drugs,
because she was threatened with being put in jail & her two
small children taken away from here if she tested positive for
using marijuana, by a so called pain management clinic. I
truly believe had she been able to use medical marijuana
instead of those opiate based prescription drugs, she would
still be alive today.
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Spring city, TN
Beacuse it helps so many people with so many different
medical problems. Ranging from seizures to cancer to
Parkinson's disease among many other problems. Marijuana
is not harmful you cannot overdose on it it's a natural herb
that grows. Drinking alcohol is worse than smoking
I have friends that need it for medication
It works on my ptsd , anxiety and appetite
Rob Chloe Sam
Johnson City, TN
Marijuana prohibition is the epitome of vested interest drivin
corruption in our legal system. Science is in unanimous
support of medicinal and recreational use of the plant.
Access to safe medicine should NOT be illegal!
Opioids addiction has killed seven of my good friends so far
this year. The dr prescribe their patents whatever they want
especially when paying cash like pill mills do or when you
have good insurance
I have a seizure disorder. It can save lives. I have lived in
medical states and seen the positive results it can have,
both medically and economically.
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People should have the choice to choose natural medicine
I suffer from chronic pain
It's the RIGHT thing to do. Been hooked on pills before.
Weed helped me and still is helping me.
Oak Ridge, TN
Mybhusband has a terminal liver disease and needs for
suffer chronic back pain.
Mountain City, TN
Johnson City, TN
Marijuana has been shown to have medicinal uses. Science
supports my argument. Legalize now please.
I believe that it would help save lives.
Too many are dying from Big Pharma
I have cronic pain in my stomach and it helps settle the pain
and allows me to eat and keep my food down. I have also
watched my mom die from an overdose from perscriptions.
My sister has lost every thing over pills lost a house three
kids been in and out of jail has stolen everything of value
from our family over pills that kill people and ruin not just the
users life's but everyone else's around them
my cancer diagnosis & too much abuse of prescription pills.
I’m a recovering legally prescribed drug addict for 16 years.
Now I’m 37 100% disabled due from Tramadic Brain Injury
from a motorcycle accident in 2009. It’s sad when I have to
be illegally healed from a plant that our lord has made for
many purposes. I have to take 14 different medicines due to
my injury which includes Bi-polar mood disorder seizers.
Please pass this bill and let us medicate the legal way.
Thanks Mike E Troupe
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I have PTSD, anxiety, and clinical depression along with
intense chronic pain. Cannabis would improve my quality of
I think everyone should have the legal right to safe
medication. I would rather use an all natural substance to a
man made when possible.
I have MS and i have tried experimental drugs my dr
prescribed all have failed. I have 4 children and a grand child
i take care of and those drugs prevented me from doing
simple tasks. I visited the west coast and found cbd oils that
helped tremendously. I feel tennessee should have the same
source of medicical marajuana as other states.
So we can stop opiate addiction
My best friend died from opiate use.
mountain city, TN
Jefferson city, TN
Medical marijuana is important to so many people suffering
with out this natural healing herb. It is very much needed by
many in Tennessee.
It has medicinal value and can end or at least help many with
the opiate crisis. Which will reduce theft, jailtime and help
people with health issues.
There are more benefits for people smoking marijuana than
there are by taking opioids. It helps with eating disorders,
sleeping issues, depression, anxiety, and even pain.
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It would be more beneficial for the economy, financially and
peace wise as well.
Many health benefits and medicinal uses without near as
many side effects.
We the people deserve natural MEDECIN
White House, TN
It's what I believe
Concern over cancer in family
Because I could use the marijuana for my seizures and
anxiety disorder I have. Also I was an addict for 15 years to
opidos marijuana helped me get off of them
I had a BAD wreck back in 2013. I died 4 times in U.T and
was in a coma for month an a half... Iv smoked every day
since i was 13 and I am almost abel as i was before but it
helps when i can smoke now. Iv had to take a break for my
pain meds witch is AWFUL!! I NEED it legal where the
pharmacy gets my money and i can just come home and
my daughter suffers from a chronic illness. I would much
rather her have something natural for help than have her on
Opioid addiction is terrible, personally I don't struggle with it,
but I've seen what it does to a person..how it takes your
loved one, and changes them completely, and you would
give anything to have the person you remember back..
babies born addicted to opioids.. have you seen this
Tennessee overdose deaths jump 12% in 2016, as opioid
These are just a few articles - this is out of control. I've never
I have three daughter that have seizures that are life treating
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To many people have been deprived the life changing
medicine that they need for far too long!!
My husband has severe gastroparesis and without
marijuana he vomits uncontrollably, suffers black out
episodes and constant pain. He becomes severely
malnourished and has to be hospitalized.
Mt juliet, TN
My husband needs medical marijuana to live. He suffers
from Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Insufficiency.
Medical marijuana is the only thing that prevents his
pancreas from constant inflammation and chronic pain. We
have considered a move to Colorado, but hoping in the
meantime that laws will change in our home state of
Estill Springs, TN
Medical marijuana is needed in Tennesse. Personally I have
gastoparisis and I tested food products while out of state
and that during that time I felt so much better. My doctor has
suggested a feeding tube, I would rathet use marijuana
instead of a feeding tube.
I know many people that would benefit from medical
As a nurse working in the medical field I have seen the
benefits of this first hand.
To give people addicted to opiods a chance to get clean
without alternatives like methadone...and relieves my stress
and aches and pains and is very profitable for the state as
well, look at the revenue it has brought to states where it is
legal! Not to mention the opioid epidemic and crime are way
lower in these areas. Stop ignoring the facts and lets do this
people!!!Much safer than alcohol and has plenty healing
been much of a marijuana supporter, but after seeing the
studies done on it, and seeing the medical benefits I am for
it.. I believe legalizing marijuana will help with the opioid
addiction/addiction in general/ and the ones who suffer from
cancer, seizure, PTSD, ( just to name a few) and many other
medical conditions, and benefit our state as well. In the long
run I believe it will be legalized, so why keep fighting the
legalization.. I believe it will so more good than harm!
My husband is stage IV Cancer and lives in chronic pain
constantly. He would definitely see a better impact on his
moods and unwanted changes without the many side effects
from pain pills.
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My grandparents there could really benefit from the plant.
Also i want to move there, but i need medical marijuana for
my pain & ptsd.
Mt juliet, TN
It saved my life after 21 hospitalizations with
Marijuana can help a lot of people who are in pain.
It could help save lives such as a natural cure for cancer, it
can create paper to save trees, it could fuel your car to save
gasoline, it would create income for the state as well as
numerous endless possibilities, it's worth it to just try!
Because I have anxiety and sever stress, marijuana hasn’t
ever killed anyone. It helps Parkinson’s, it helps with eating
disorders, depression,anxiety, PTSD. The list goes on and
on. Tn is an opioid addiction state, we have higher pill
addiction here than most states. Plus more people are
dropping their lives and moving where it is legal. Why not
just legalize it like the other states who have? The tax could
help schools, rebuild streets, and even help the less
fortunate! Marijuana is not bad, it is not addictive and there’s
nothing bad overall with this plant. America will not be free
until the people are heard!
Because Opioids Are Killing AMERICA!
Bulls Gap, TN
It helps with many different medical issues, i believe it would
help people that medically need it.
To many young and old dieing over the opioids . Many
people need medical m for stress and many many uses
eleptlepcy , pausey pain .
Its alot safer than man made drugs. It has alot of benifits in
helping with mesical issues. I myself would rather have this
legal as to be in prescriotion narcotics. Ive done my research
on this. Marijuana has alot of great benifits to it. Cancer,
pain, ptsd, bipolar,aniexty, its helps benifit these and other
God created it
Freedom and progress
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I think the legalazation of Marijuana would amplify the
amount of funds we need. School, healthcare, Hospitals ect..
A reduction of violence around the countys also.
Bon Aqua, TN
Its simply umconstitutional for it to ne illegal, they say rhey
nees research like they care about our health yet do nothing
to stop ppl from smokimg cigarettes wgich are proven to kill
Pleasant View, TN
I have medical problems and i would rather smoke than take
alot of pain pills
I have been in chronic pain for 4 years now due to a
deteriorated discs in my neck of which I have three. I do not
like taking hydrocodones as I'd rather smoke marijuana to
ease the pain. I'm not worrying about getting addicted to
marijuana as it really helps out with the chronic pain. I
smoked it a little bit now to take less hydrocodones. I would
buy it for myself all the time however marijuana is expensive.
If the insurance company paid for a large portion of it I could
smoke three times a day and never have to take a painkiller.
I've known many people to say the exact same thing that I
am saying. Marijuana has never killed anybody, marijuana is
a natural plant that has been on the earth for centuries.
Marijuana was used for centuries as a medicine until
Richard Nixon turned it into a crime because he didn't like
the Hispanics from Mexico. There is nothing wrong with
smoking marijuana as it has so many uses for physical
disabilities as well as mental disabilities. The states that
have legalized it medically as well as recreationally the
opioid overdose has gone down at least by 25%. Get off
your ass Tennessee and do something that the US does so
we can actually be first instead of last doing something
Freedom to choose
I know medical marijuana would benefit my chronic pain!
I have a son that uses it as a Antidepressant.
Marijuana has always been demonized when the real truth is
that it's healing properties are off the charts. I do think if the
stigma were removed, it might save lives.
As a disabled vet using cannabis allowed me to sleep
without pills. Now I'm not permitted to use my opiod intake
has more than doubled snd I'm lucky to get 2 -4 hours of
sleep a night. At least legalize medical...in my opinion it
should be totally decriminalized, but medical would help.
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