(Nashville, TN) Supporters of medical marijuana are pushing once again to change state law.
Next week, new legislation will be introduced in the state legislature to legalize medical marijuana.
WSMV-TV in Nashville met one Tennessee family moving to Colorado due to their 21- month-old who has spent most of her life sedated by drugs.
“She is on one of the most potent epilepsy medications,” said Nicole Mattison told WSMV about her daughter Millie. “She is taking 2,000 milligrams a day, which would basically be equivalent to a grown man.”
The girl was reportedly having upward of 200 to 300 seizures a day.
The family hopes medical marijuana, which can be consumed through smoking, food or in pill form, will help.
Paul Kuhn, a board member for Tennessee NORML, “There are some states that don’t have the type of medical marijuana legislation that we want to have here, which is tightly controlled, that would create jobs, that would bring in tens of billion dollars of revenue to the state.”
Penn Mattison said the medical marijuana won’t get their daughter high; rather it will help with her seizures.