FarmtoMed Owner to Testify in Nashville
FarmtoMed, CBD stores and farm owner Chris Sumrell will testify before the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 23, in support of a bill to legalize medical cannabis in the state of Tennessee.
Despite medical cannabis being legal in 36 states, it is not legal in Tennessee. Tennessee Senate Bill SB854, the Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act, written by Senator Janice Bowling (R – Tullahoma, District 16) will make medical cannabis legal in the state with the proper protections, regulations and restrictions.
“This bill provides the framework to allow access to medical cannabis on a regulated basis for patients with qualifying conditions” said Sumrell. “It takes the steps necessary to allow Tennesseans to access medical cannabis as an alternative to prescription painkillers.” According to Healthline.com, in states that have legalized medical cannabis, there has been a 25 percent decrease in deaths from painkiller overdoses.
This reevaluation of the legal status of cannabis has support. A Times Free Press Power Poll in 2019 found nearly 88 percent of respondents support legalizing cannabis in some form across the state. “Clearly the time has come for Tennessee to become the 37th state approve the medicinal properties of this naturally grown plant,” Sumrell stated.
FarmtoMed is encouraging all supporters of medical cannabis and of Senator Bowling’s bill SB854, to call or email the members of the Judiciary Committee. Ask them to support the bill. Those members are: Senator Mike Bell – Chair – R – District 9 – [email protected] – 615-741-1946; Senator Dawn White – 1st Vice-Chair – R – District 13 [email protected] – 615-741-6853; Senator Paul Rose – 2nd Vice-Chair -R – District 32 [email protected] – 615-741-1967; Senator Todd Gardenhire – R – Chattanooga – District 10 . [email protected] – 615-741-6682; Senator Sara Kyle (D) – Memphis – District 30 [email protected] – 615-741-4167; Senator Jon Lundberg – R – Bristol – District 4, [email protected] – 615-741-5761; Senator Kerry Roberts – R – Springfield –District 25 [email protected] – 615-741-4499; Senator Katrina Robinson – D – Memphis – district 33 [email protected] – 615-741-2509; Senator John Stevens – R – District 24 –[email protected] – 615-741-4576.
“It is important our elected representatives hear from their fellow Tennesseans who support medical cannabis and this bill,” Sumrell said. “I hope Tennesseans who support this change will take the time to call or write an email.”
Everyone is encouraged to call or email the members of the Judiciary Committee and their State Senator or State Representative before March 23, 2021.
FarmtoMed is a Chattanooga based CBD seed-to-sale operation founded and located in Chattanooga, TN operating under the 2018 Farm Bill for Hemp Production whose mission is to create high quality, clean and locally soured CBD products our customers can trust. Farm to Med has a retail location at 502 N. Market Street and an indoor cultivation facility located on Ringgold Road as well as being a regular at the Chattanooga Market and the Main Street Farmer’s Market. All of FarmtoMed’s extracted CBD oil is independently, third party lab tested by a local DEA Certified Testing lab and verified for accurate product proportions.