Republican Gov. Tate Reeves appears to have backed off a pledge to hold a special legislative session this fall to enact medical cannabis legalization. Earlier this week, Gov. Reeves reiterated his opposition to lawmakers’ plans to legalize patients’ access — opining that the proposed legislation isn’t restrictive enough to satisfy his concerns. Yesterday, the state’s Lieutenant Governor echoed Reeve’s position and indicated that lawmakers would likely have to take up the issue during next year’s legislative session. The Governor had previously promised to convene a special session of the legislature if lawmakers achieved consensus on a medical marijuana access law. Lawmakers did so in late September and provided the Governor with legislation on September 24. Nonetheless, the Governor has refused to call legislators back into session to pass the bill.
NORML, 11/04/2021 20:00:00