Tennessee Alert: Legalize Medical Cannabis, Support SB660 & HB561

Tennessee SB660 and HB561 would legalize medical marijuana, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. SB660 must pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee, and HB561 must pass through the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee before the bills can be considered for full votes in their respective chambers.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support SB660 and HB561.

FOR SB660

1. Call the Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Brian Kelsey. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.

(615) 741-3036

2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on SB660.

Doug Overbey (R) 1st Vice Chair (615) 741-0981

Janice Bowling (R) 2nd Vice Chair 615-741-6694

Mike Bell (R) (615) 741-1946

Todd Gardenhire (R) (615) 741-6682

Lee Harris (D) (615) 741-1767

Sara Kyle (D) (615) 741-4167

Kerry Roberts (R) (615) 741-4499

John Stevens (R) (615) 741-4576

FOR HB561

1. Call the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Chair, Andrew Farmer. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.

(615) 741-4419

2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB561.

Raumesh Akbari (D) (615) 741-3830

Tilman Goins (R) (615) 741-6877

William Lamberth (R) (615) 741-1980

Mike Stewart (R) (615) 741-6682

Micah Van Huss (R) (615) 741-1717

Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days.   Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.

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