Cocktail Supper to Discuss Re-establishing a Medical Marijuana Program in Tennessee
Oct 19, 2006 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 205 Clearbrook Court, Nashville, TN
Contact: RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (615) 356-0022.
In the past month, there has been much renewed discussion about medical marijuana in Tennessee, occasioned by the Wall Street Journal story that Dr. Constance Gee, a Vanderbilt University professor and the wife of that university's chancellor, uses cannabis to help her cope with Meniere's disease. For many Tennessee health professionals, discussing the medical uses of cannabis with their patients who suffer from a wide range of medical problems is not an uncommon experience, because cannabis has proven to be a helpful medicine to address a number of serious health conditions.
Unfortunately, while these health professional-patient discussions are not prohibited, assisting patients to obtain medically approved cannabis has not been possible here in Tennessee since 1992, when our state's successful program was suspended after the federal government stopped providing cannabis to our state. With your help and guidance, we can add Tennessee to the dozen other U.S. states which currently have approved medical marijuana programs.
Please join us for a cocktail supper and an important meeting of concerned Tennesseans who are working together to re-establish our state's medical marijuana program. On that evening, we are honored to hear from Allen St. Pierre, the Executive Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), who will discuss how other states have successfully launched their own medical marijuana programs and how Tennessee can do the same. We hope to draw Tennessee activists from all organizations which support medical cannabis to this important meeting.