State leaders discuss marijuana, school vouchers, MegasitePosted by On

JACKSON, Tenn. — Marijuana, school vouchers and the Megasite were three big topics discussed at Friday’s Capitol Talk in Jackson.

All three of the representatives present agreed recreational marijuana is a bad idea.

“I think we need medical marijuana. I think it’s a good source for easing pain,” Rep. Johnny Shaw, D-Bolivar, said.

“We talked about hemp, we talked about what it can do. We haven’t found any negatives with hemp other than it’s very labor intensive, to gather the oil, for example,” Rep. Chris Todd, R-Humboldt, said.

Another question they answered — Do they support school vouchers?

“They’re doing a very very good job at educating our children, and I think Madison County is headed in the right direction, so I would not be for vouchers just for that reason,” Sen. Ed Jackson, R-Jackson, said.

Lastly, they discussed a…

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