Drug Charges Dropped Against Medical Marijuana Activist In Marshall County

  • Melody Cashion won’t have to convince jurors that she’s innocent of drug possession because marijuana is a medical necessity.
  • Cashion’s defense attorney, Robert Dalton, says he was informed that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation could not confirm that the material confiscated from his client was indeed marijuana and not another variety of cannabis like hemp.
  • Cashion testified before state lawmakers in 2017 and continued lobbying Republican lawmakers as they considered medical marijuana again this year.
  • A spokesman for the TBI said at the time that its lab lacked the ability to distinguish CBD derived from hemp from that derived from marijuana.

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