On Wednesday, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a Mississippi medical cannabis program into law. While he expressed his resistance, Reeves bowed to the inevitable. The state legislature passed Senate Bill 2095, known as the Mississippi Medical Medical Cannabis Act, with strong support.Keep Reading National advocates comment on Mississippi medical cannabis victory (full bill text)
Saying he still has concerns about it — and would have written it differently — Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act into law Wednesday afternoon ahead of a midnight deadline.Keep Reading Gov. Tate Reeves signs Mississippi medical cannabis into law
The Senate passed the final version of Senate Bill 2095 with a vote of 46-4. The House passed it 103-13. Gov. Tate Reeves’ office did not respond to questions of whether he would sign the measure. Reeves had threatened to veto an earlier version of the bill, but lawmakers said they made many of the concessions he wanted.Keep Reading Mississippi lawmakers send medical cannabis bill to governor (highlights)
“With the passage of SB 2095, today is an historic day for the patients of Mississippi,” said Kevin Caldwell, MPP’s Southeast legislative manager.Keep Reading Marijuana Policy Project comments on Mississippi medical cannabis bill
After years of wrangling, Mississippi House and Senate negotiators on Tuesday said they’ve reached agreement on a medical cannabis bill and plan to pass it on to the governor on Wednesday.Keep Reading Final Mississippi medical cannabis measure expected Wednesday
The House on Wednesday passed a Senate medical marijuana proposal, but only after changing the bill to lower the amount of cannabis a patient could get. The vote was 104-14 on the amended Senate Bill 2095.Keep Reading Mississippi House amends medical cannabis bill, returns to Senate
The vote on Senate Bill 2095 was initially counted as 45-5, well beyond what would be considered a veto-proof majority, but subject to change as it was by use of morning roll call and senators could change their votes or check in through the end of the day.Keep Reading Senate overwhelmingly passes Mississippi medical cannabis
After years of debate and hang-fire, a Mississippi medical marijuana program for people with chronic and debilitating illnesses inched forward Wednesday, with a Senate committee passing a bill along to the full chamber.Keep Reading Senate vote on Mississippi medical cannabis bill expected Thursday. Here’s a look at the bill.