Mississippi legislators are still waiting for Governor Tate Reeves (R) to call a special session to enact legislation regulating medical marijuana access in the state. It’s been weeks since the initial request, and the governor continues to stall. After lawmakers sent him a draft proposal, which would allow qualifying patients with certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana products and herbal cannabis from licensed facilities, Gov. Reeves requested a number of changes, several of which were made. Lawmakers remain opposed to Reeves’ request to reduce the quantity of medical marijuana that non-physician healthcare practitioners, such as nurses, physician’s assistants, and optometrists, should be allowed to recommend. House and Senate leaders say they have the necessary votes in both chambers for passage, but only the Governor has the authority to call a special session and set the agenda.
NORML, 10/17/2021 20:00:00