Recommending Cannabis in Tennessee

In order to recommend cannabis in Tennessee, physicians must be affiliated with clinical research on treatment for intractable seizures that is being conducted through a University school of medicine. Recommending clinicians must supply a report to the Commissioner of Health and Tennessee’s General Assembly by January 2018 on the results of all cannabis research, including the number of patients involved, the parameters of the study and the outcomes of each participant. Below is a basic overview of state requirements and links to other educational resources.

Recommending Clinicians

  • Must be practicing at a hospital or associated clinic
  • Must be affiliated with an approved University’s school of medicine
  • Must be conducting clinical research on treatment for intractable seizures
  • Must report findings of patient study to the Tennessee Legislature by January 2018