And I will advertise it: Dickerson talks marijuana in latest spot

Republican state Sen. Steve Dickerson’s latest ad touts his leading role in efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee. Dickerson is facing a tough challenge from Democrat Heidi Campbell this year.

“This is a marijuana plant,” Dickerson says in the ad the camera zooms in on an image of a sparkling cannabis flower.

Here’s what Dickerson says in the rest of the spot:

As your state senator, I’ve led the fight to legalize medical marijuana so our veterans and sickest Tennesseans can deal with chronic pain. But this same life-saving plant has led to mass incarceration, with non-violent marijuana possession resulting in lengthy prison sentences. I think that’s wrong. That’s why I’ve been pushing for criminal justice reform. I’m Dr. Steve Dickerson, and I put people before politics.

7 Responses to And I will advertise it: Dickerson talks marijuana in latest spot

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    Jonathan Swiftt says:

    This is a very refreshing opinion, especially for a Republican. I guess he won’t be getting any contributions from the liquor lobby.

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    steve cates says:

    I am hoping that last ad is gone. It was one of the silliest I have ever seen on television, especially asking me to go back to “candy crush” ( and promoting the ridiculous idea of “voting for the person not the party” – from a republican who toes the party line).

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Wrong steve, yet again. If you examine the American Conservative Union’s latest ratings you will find Republicans in the General Assembly’s Senate score well into the 80s with a few 90s. Steve Dickerson (ACU-71%) has the lowest score of any Republican in the State Senate so he can’t reasonably be said to be one who “. . .toes the party line.”

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        Taxpayer #314 says:

        The only reason one would “examine the American Conservative Union’s latest ratings” would be to make really sure that you were NOT voting for a (R) by some odd mistake.

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    Phillip Lassiter says:

    Insidious

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    James White says:

    Nope to Dope

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Is “nope to dope” kind of like “Dump Trump”?

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