420 with CNW – Mississippi Medical Cannabis Campaigners Relieved After Controversial Bill Stalls

July 10, 2020 03:25:07

For the past few months, cannabis legalization activists and lawmakers in Mississippi have been trying to one-up each other with different marijuana legalization measures and resolutions. In early January, then Governor Phil Bryant said that he was opposed to an activist-led medical marijuana initiative that qualified for the ballot and hinted that state legislators would introduce a revised, alternative reform measure. Quite recently, Mississippi lawmakers introduced a new medical marijuana resolution that would have represented a threat to the activist-driven reform Initiative 65.

The resolution was introduced by Sen. Kevin Blackwell and it called for the suspension of legislative rules so that lawmakers could draft and file a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The resolution advanced through the Senate Rules Committee last week but to advocates’ relief did not make it onto the floor. Although the lieutenant governor who presides over the Senate…


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