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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett
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Board Name: Medical Cannabis Commission
Board ID: 453
Address: , , TN
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Appointing Authority: Governor, Speaker of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives
TCA: 68-7-101
Duties: The commission shall serve as a resource for the study of federal and state laws regarding medical cannabis and the preparation of legislation to establish an effective, patient-focused medical cannabis program in this state upon the rescheduling or descheduling of marijuana from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801, et seq.).
Number of Members: 9
Meeting Schedule: The commission shall meet in Nashville at least once every two (2) months prior to March 1, 2023, and hold other meetings for any period of time as may be necessary for the commission to transact and perform its official duties and functions. Beginning March 1, 2023, the commission is authorized to meet less frequently than once every two (2) months; provided, that the commission shall set and hold regular meetings necessary for the commission to transact and perform its official duties and functions. The commission may hold a special meeting at any time it deems necessary and advisable in the performance of its official duties. Five (5) members of the commission constitute a quorum for the transaction of business or the performance of a duty, power, or function of the commission; provided, that five (5) affirmative votes are required to adopt or report out a resolution or recommendation of the commission. A special meeting may be called by the chair or by a majority of the commission. The commission may participate by electronic or other means of communication pursuant to 8-44-108 for the benefit of the public and the commission in connection with a meeting authorized by law; provided, that a physical quorum is maintained at the location of the meeting.
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