“There are stores on the border. I’m going to say, over 50% of their business is from folks from Tennessee.”

– Trent Woloveck, Jushi Holdings Inc. Chief Commercial Director, speaking about cannabis stores in Illinois

Dear Readers,

This is Chris O’Brien, WKRN News 2 State Capitol Reporter—all week, we explored the ‘Politics of Weed,’ and where it stands here in Tennessee. I’ve got a couple of things that really stuck out to me working on these stories.

Some of the major takeaways:

  • Cannabis is in all of our communities — whether we want to admit it or not, it’s here.
  • It has the possibility of a huge financial impact. Even small municipalities have a chance at tax revenue in the six-figure range.
  • Not everyone is for cannabis. Whether it’s because of tradition, influence from the War on Drugs, medical reasons, or something else. Tennessee legislature hasn’t been able to get anything across cannabis-wise, even medically.

You can find articles for all the reports I’ve filed so far below. And to hear more about the trends and common themes that we came across while working on this series, click here.