NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- It's a hot topic in the state: whether or not to legalize medical marijuana.

Beth Harwell, the Tennessee Speaker of the House and a Republican candidate for governor, said she supports legalizing medical marijuana.

Local 8 News Anchor Lauren Davis went to Nashville to talk to her about what made her change her mind. Beth Harwell has a sister who lives in Colorado and injured her back doing yoga.

"She was prescribed opioids," said Harwell. "She would need to be on them for 12 weeks. She was in a body brace. She really realized after a couple weeks of action she would be addicted if she didn't take an alternative course of action."

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