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On March 2, 2020, Joe Kirkpatrick of the Tennessee Hemp Industries Association (TNHIA) published and circulated the call to action message below.  The bill summarized and cited below would protect lots of public employees who rely on or otherwise enjoy legal, non-psychoactive industrial hemp products. 

Bill Numbers:    HB 2054 / SB 1944Sponsor:   Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro)Sponsor:  Sen. Richard Briggs, MD (R-Knoxville)

What:  As introduced, prohibits revocation of parole, probation, or bail based on drug test result that is positive for THC below a certain level; prohibits public employers from taking adverse employment action and denying certain benefits based on such test result. Why: Protects consumers relying on legal full spectrum hemp productsSupports a healthy and legal market for sales and use of full spectrum hemp harvests and productsONLY urine tests – not blood or salivaNOT private employers – TN is a proud Right-to-Work StateNOT for federal employees or employees regulated by federal rules, including military

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Last modified: March 4, 2020