The basic principles of the medical marijuana initiative approved by Mississippi voters in November—but struck down recently by the state Supreme Court—should be honored, members of the Senate Public Health Committee were told Thursday. The hearing of the Senate Public Health Committee was the first since the Supreme Court ruled last month the medical marijuana initiative and the entire ballot initiative process invalid. Legislative leaders and Gov. Tate Reeves (R) have discussed the possibility of a special session to consider both the reinstatement of the medical marijuana program and the entire initiative process where citizens can gather signatures to place issues on the ballot for voters to decide. Both House Speaker Philip Gunn (R) and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann (R), who presides over the Senate, watched a portion of the hearing from the back of a crowded committee room at the state Capitol but left before the hearing was completed.
Marijuana Moment, Marijuana Moment, 06/04/2021 08:52:00