Feb 10, 2021
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We need your help to protect medical marijuana in Mississippi.
Last year, Mississippi voters approved Initiative 65 by a huge margin to put the state on track to establish a compassionate medical marijuana program for patients with serious health conditions.
But some state lawmakers are now trying to pull the wool over voters’ eyes by passing SB 2765, which would set up an entirely unnecessary “parallel” medical marijuana program alongside the one created by Initiative 65. In truth, this is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to severely restrict who can participate in Mississippi’s medical marijuana industry.
The Mississippi State Senate could vote on SB 2765 as soon as tomorrow. Please take action right now by asking your state senator to vote NO.
Though backers of SB 2765 claim that they are protecting the will of the voters, this legislation differs significantly from the voter-approved initiative. For example, SB 2765 would establish a whopping $200,000 application fee for cultivation businesses, create arbitrary limits on the number of operators in the market, and ultimately undermine patients’ access to medical marijuana.
Please take action now and urge your state senator to vote against this attempt to undermine patient access to medical marijuana in Mississippi.