published Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Tennessee Voices: Medical marijuana's time has come in Tennessee

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    Nicole Mattison holds her daughter, Millie. In December, the Mattison family moved from Nashville to Colorado to gain access to medical marijuana, which has been the only thing to work against Millie's seizures. / Steven S. Harman / File / The Tennessean
    Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Quick! Can you name a political issue supported by 75 percent of Tennesseans (including 56 percent of Republicans), with 7 percent having no opinion and a mere 18 percent opposed?

Wine in grocery stores? Nope. Guns in parks? Far from it. Motherhood? Apple pie? Could even these all-American concepts win in such a landslide?

But a Middle Tennessee State University poll published this week found three-fourths of voters favor medical marijuana. How can this be? Here’s how.

The Tennessean.

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