JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Two bills introduced in the Mississippi House would chip away at federal marijuana prohibition. One bill would legalize medical marijuana while the other would legalize recreational marijuana. Passage into law would take a step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state.
Rep. Joel Bomgar (R-Madison) introduced House Bill 391 (HB391) to legalize medical marijuana on Jan. 5 while Rep. Omeria Scott (D-Laurel) introduced House Bill 474 (HB474) to legalize recreational marijuana on Jan. 8.
Under HB391, medical marijuana would be provided to individuals with “cancer, glaucoma, spastic quadriplegia, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), seizures, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, intractable pain, or any other serious medical condition or its treatment added by the [state]” from dispensaries or caregivers under the following regulations:
(1) A qualifying patient who possesses a valid registry identification card is not subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner, or denial of any right or privilege, including any civil penalty or disciplinary action by a court or occupational or professional licensing board or bureau for:
(a) Possession, transportation, or
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