Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association executive director Ken Newburger said he and others made some “misguided” judgments when Initiative 65 was created, such as delegating the program to the state Department of Health. “There are some major gaps that I think a lot of you have pointed out in the past, and a lot of people in the state have pointed out that need to be remedied, “Newburger said Thursday during a Senate Public Health Committee meeting at the state Capitol.
Mississippians are fuming at the recent denial of Initiative 65. Last week on Tuesday morning, […]
Mississippi voters overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’ to initiative 65 last fall, but despite the turnout, Initiative 65 has been shot down by the Mississippi Supreme Court. Since the medical marijuana program in Mississippi is now denied, and a special session to refute the decision is in question, this also raises the question for many industry workers– where does their job security lie? What does this decision mean for cultivators and processors that were in the works of establishing their grows to provide medical cannabis for Mississippi patients?
Following last week’s explosive decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court, which struck down both the state’s new medical marijuana program Mississippi Supreme Court Overturns Medical Marijuana Program and the entire initiative process…
In the same week, as the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned initiative 65, the formation of a medical marijuana program for Mississippi, they also put a Mississippi man behind bars for the rest of his life for cannabis possession.
Nearly 1.3 million people voted in Mississippi in November, and more than 766,000 of them voted in favor of Initiative 65, which required the state Health Department to establish a medical marijuana program by the middle of this year.