Jan 12, 2022
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More than a year after Mississippi voters overwhelmingly approved an initiative to legalize medical cannabis, the Magnolia State remains one of only 14 states with no effective medical cannabis law. Due to a technicality that overturned Initiative 65 (as well as the entire ballot initiative process), the patients of Mississippi continue to suffer needlessly.
Ask your legislators to restore the will of voters!
Legislators crafted a compromise bill in anticipation that Gov. Tate Reeves (R) would call a special session of the legislature last fall. But the governor never called the special session. There is a possibility that some legislators are getting cold feet and may not want to pass a medical bill or pass one that is so restrictive it does not resemble I-65 at all. The legislature has convened for its 2022 legislative session, and SB 2095 is the best legislation to accomplish the goal of medical cannabis in Mississippi. Click here for a bill summary.
The bill passed out of committee this afternoon and could get a floor vote as soon as tomorrow.
Reach out to your legislators right now to let them know you want an effective medical cannabis program. Without hearing from YOU (and your family and friends), the legislature may choose not to pass a medical bill or pass one that is so restrictive it will not meet the needs of the patients of Mississippi. Please continue to make your voices heard!