Legalize Marijuana  in Tennessee
  • Petitioning Tennessee Governor

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Tennessee Governor
President of the United States
Tennessee State Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Tennessee State House
U.S. Senate
Tennessee
Sen. Bob Corker
Tennessee
Sen. Lamar Alexander
Tennessee-02
Rep. John Duncan

Legalize Marijuana in Tennessee

    1. Cody Manis
    2. Petition by

      Cody Manis

      Greeneville, United States

cause it help tennessee keep courts down,help alot of people and help tennessee make some good money. It also make tennessee look good. free up courts, it would free up police resources and manpower to focus on violent criminals, rather than persecuting people for possessing and consuming a non-lethal plant – this will simultaneously free up prison space, and will bring the state much needed tax revenue, it would be better for everybody. The justice department said that  States can allow citizens to use the drug, license people to grow it and allow them to purchase it in stores. As long as the drug is kept away from the black market, children and federal property– It’s a go. Marijuana can help alot of people Please what got me own this is my pappaw he in so much pain medical could really help him out alot so please Legalize marijuana im not giving up im not backing down. I stand  for  the people in Tennessee  im not given up i keep this up no matter how long  it takes to legalize marijuana.

To:
Tennessee Governor
President of the United States
Tennessee State Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Tennessee State House
U.S. Senate
Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee
Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
Rep. John Duncan, Tennessee-02
Legalize Marijuana in Tennessee

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes

      Phillip Morris, the world's biggest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing marijuana cigarettes. To be marketed under the brand "Marlboro M", it will be made available for sale through marijuana-licensed outlets in the state of Colorado, and Washington when it becomes commercially legal later this year.

    3. Reached 10 signatures
    4. There are two completely different types of marijuana 2nd part

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      Indicas are often smoked at night due to their narcotic effect on the user. Indica strains are perfect for users suffering from any type of pain, nausea or anxiety. They're also preferable for novice users as they acclimate themselves to the herb. This variety is popular for meditation or yoga due to its mind-calming qualities.

    5. There are two completely different types of marijuana

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      One of the biggest mistakes made by people who first try marijuana is immediately thinking that it's "not for them." It certainly isn't for everyone, but what if they just tried the wrong kind?

      There are hundreds of different strains of marijuana, tagged with names like Blue Dream, OG Kush, Trainwreck or Pineapple. All of these are categorized as "Sativa" or "Indica." Here's a simple-as-possible explanation on the difference:

      Sativas are usually day-time strains, used to enhance the experience of social events, time in nature or listening to new music. Caregivers often recommend sativa strains for patients seeking relief from depression, PTSD, fatigue and some types of anxiety and pain. Some patients even report positive effects on ADHD while medicating with sativa strains. Although sativas produce an enjoyable effect, they usually are the culprit for an inexperienced user "tweaking out" during one of their first times smoking.

    6. There is zero evidence that marijuana causes significant lung damage.

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      While vaporization is always touted as the safest method of marijuana ingestion, the largest study of its kind suggested marijuana-only smoking is harmless as well:

      "We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use. What we found instead was no association at all, and even some suggestion of a protective effect."

      The above words come from UCLA Medical Doctor Donald Tashkin, author of the study and marijuana researcher of more than 30 years.

      Considering the tar in marijuana smoke was found to contain as many harmful carcinogens as cigarette smoke, this study actually strengthens the notion that marijuana is anti-cancer. The plant itself seems to have an offsetting effect for the harmful properties of smoke.

    7. Suicide rates are lower in areas where medical marijuana is available.

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      "Our results suggest that the passage of a medical marijuana law is associated with an almost 5% reduction in total suicide rate, an 11% reduction in the suicide rate of age 20-29 males, and a 9% reduction in the suicide rate of 30-39 males."

      It's interesting this hasn't become mainstream data in a country so focused on suicide prevention. Not surprisingly, one of the main reasons cited by the study's authors for the decrease was connected to the at-risk population (20 and 30-something males) replacing alcohol with marijuana. This data makes the strictness of Illinois' new medical marijuana policy even more laughable.

      "Don't let usage get out of control! Less people might commit suicide!"

    8. Marijuana triggers neurogenesis Layman's terms It leads to brain cellgrowth

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      Wait....marijuana is supposed to kill brain cells, right?

      Wrong.

      The roots of the marijuana-kills-brain-cells myth are deep despite the lack of credible evidence. The original study supporting this notion is questionable at best and recent research suggests exactly the opposite.

      In 2005, a study showed cannabinoids' ability to promote neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus, the brain region responsible for many important brain functions including mood and memory. The authors also cited anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects that accompany the neurogenesis. This explains why people across California, Colorado, Washington and other marijuana-friendly states often turn to the herb for a mood-boost instead of pharmaceutical drugs. It also supports research that marijuana helps improve cognitive function in bipolar disorder patients. This brings us to our next fact...

    9. New research out of Spain suggests

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      that THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, kills brain cancer cells. Study co-author Guillermo Velasco claims that when THC was applied to cancerous brain tissue, the cancer cells were killed while healthy cells were left alone.

    10. NEW STUDY: CANNABIS CAN HELP GROW BRAIN CELLS

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      A new study published recently in the journal Neurochemistry International has found that a compound in cannabis can help grow brain cells.

      “We tested three compounds: cannabidiol, cannabigerol, and cannabichromene (CBC), and found that CBC has positive effect on the cell viability of mouse NSPCs [adult neural stem progenitor cells] during differentiation in vitro“, states the study’s researchers.

      cannabis brain cells cbc cannabichromene growthThe study, which was conducted by the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry and funded by a GW Pharmaceuticals grant, is one of several studies which has found that cannabis can stimulate brain growth.

      Researchers conclude that; “Taken together, our results suggest that CBC raises the viability of NSPCs while inhibiting their differentiation into astroglia, possibly through up-regulation of ATP and adenosine signalling.”

    11. Researchers Prevent Alcohol-Induced Liver Damage With CBD

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      As we know, cannabidol (CBD) has been found to have anti-oxidant effects. Couple that with the constituent’s lack of psychoactivity and it makes sense why the team of researchers from China and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York chose to investigate its ability to counter alcohol-induced oxidative stress in the liver.
      In doing so, they injected mice with ethanol twice a day for five days. This was intended to model the impact of binge drinking on one’s liver. Prior to this, a group of the mice were administered cannabidiol (CBD) as a preventive measure.
      “The study’s results seem to confirm that cannabidiol (CBD) protects the liver from steatosis – the accumulation of fats and lipids.”
      Sure enough, the study’s results seem to confirm that cannabidiol (CBD protects the liver from steatosis – the accumulation of fats and lipids.

    12. CBD May Help Create Neurons, Relieve Stress

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      The research about Neurogenesis suggests that it could help regulate stress levels. Cannabis strains with high levels of CBD are typically known for relieving Pain, Stress, Anxiety, and a number of other conditions. These strains are typically Indica-dominant and some good examples would be: Cannatonic, Ghost Rider, and Frank Ocean.

    13. 5 States Now Considering Marijuana Legalization

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      There is a lot of money to be made here. I mean, a lot — billions of dollars, maybe. Everyone knows by now that sales in Colorado broke $1 million on the first day of legalization. With numbers like that, other states might not want to leave money on the table. , which means momentum is definitely in legalization’s favor — and b. By the end of 2014, even more states could join the legalization fight.

    14. 5 States Now Considering Marijuana Legalization

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      1. On January 8, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed in his State of the State address plans for a pilot program that would authorize certain hospitals to prescribe marijuana for “serious illnesses.” According to a Quinnipiac poll from earlier this year, 70% of New Yorkers support the legalization of medical marijuana.
      2. Tennessee State Representative Sherry Jones filed a bill to legalize the prescription and sale of medical marijuana for “only the most severely debilitated people.” Though the state legalized medical marijuana in the 1980s, it has since been outlawed for everyone. “It’s just simply a matter of being rational and compassionate,” Jones said.

    15. 5 States Now Considering Marijuana Legalization — Welcome to the "Green" Re

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      The news: After watching Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana go into effect on January 1, it seems as if other states are now lining up to legalize as well. And once things get rolling (if they haven't already), the United States could find itself in the midst of a very real marijuana revolution.
      New York, Tennessee, Florida, Arizona, and Kentucky, along with Washington, D.C., will all very likely see a bill, ballot initiative, or executive order for legalization – be it medical or recreational – in 2014. Check it out:

    16. Bill Aims For Tennessee To Legalize Medical Marijuana

      Cody Manis
      Petition Organizer

      NASHVILLE, Tenn - For the first time, a new poll has suggested nationally the majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana.That poll comes on the heels of a bill filed by a member of the state legislature to begin allowing medical marijuana use here in Tennessee.There has been a dramatic shift in marijuana opinions in this country over the past 30 years.A new CNN poll said 55 percent of the country now favors legalizing marijuana.The poll's data said the largest groups opposed are older Americans, Republicans, and people living in the South.In the middle of those demographics, Rep. Sherry Jones, (D) Nashville, has once again introduced a bill which would make Tennessee the 21st state to allow medical marijuana. Jones has lost count how many times she's introduced the bill, but this time around it is getting more attention

    17. Reached 5 signatures

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    • ANDREW OPAL BRUSHTON, NY
      • about 1 month ago

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    • amanda grace MADISON, TN
      • about 1 month ago

      Marijuana is not a drug, it has numerous health benefits. I am a smoker and it is insabe that people are going to jail for it.

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    • Lynelle Richards CLARKSVILLE, TN
      • about 1 month ago

      I suffer from fibromyljia and I am in chronic pain!

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    • Cody Manis GREENEVILLE, UNITED STATES
      • 9 months ago

      spread the word need more signatures 84 to go please help me spread the word

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    • Kathryn Nelson GATLINBURG, TN
      • 9 months ago

      it would calm alot of people down!! and there wouldnt be as many people in jail for possesion..

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