Tennessee Medical Cannabis Bill – Committee Hearing 12/1/2015

Tennessee Senate Bill 1248, sponsored by Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville, anesthesiologist), was the recent subject of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee Summer Study on December 1, 2015.  This bill would legalize medical cannabis for limited debilitating medical conditions.  The Committee heard testimony from many opponents and supporters of the bill.  The following is a video of the full hearing.  Testimony from supporters Meg Sanders (CEO – Mindful), Dr. Kim Vera (Pediatric Cardiologist – VUMC), Allison Barker Watson (former Assistant District Attorney – 13th Judicial District), and Professor Robert Mikos (Vanderbilt School of Law) begins at 1:33:20.

Senate Health and Welfare Committee Summer Study, SB1248, 12/1/2015

The 3-minute Medical Cannabis education – from a surgeon

Dr. David Allen, retired cardiac surgeon on the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System: “It is critically important for doctors to understand this new science. The discovery of the endocannabinoid system is the single most important medical scientific discovery ever and will save more lives than the discovery and application of sterile surgical technique.” Read that again, keeping in mind that this is a SURGEON saying it. Three minute video to share with everyone you know, especially Medical Doctors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eDy5zdAt9o#t=192

Man With Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis Says Medical Marijuana Changed His Life

Huffington Post had a wonderful feature on Seth Green, who suffers from both Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis. For many people, marijuana has changed their life in the most positive ways imaginable.

Most of us can’t imagine a life where our speech and movement is limited, a life where one of your greatest desires is to be less of a burden on those you love.

Hear Seth’s story in his own words.