If the Mississippi Legislature can formulate a medical marijuana bill that limits how much of the medicine a patient can receive in one day, Gov. Tate Reeves said he will sign it. In a lengthy post on his official Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, the governor said he would sign legislation that presents “reasonable restrictions” that will ensure legalization won’t affect the state’s economy and helps those residents “who truly need it for an illness.” In the post, Reeves said he has “repeatedly” told elected representation he is willing to sign a “bill that is truly medical marijuana,” provided any legalization would contain “reasonable restrictions” that would prevent the drug from disrupting families. Initiative 65, which also featured Alternative 65A, featured two pieces of legislation that were on the ballot in 2020 and were approved by voters, but the state Supreme Court, according to BallotPedia, ruled the initiative invalid due to it not conforming with the state’s requirements for signatures needed to put it on the ballot. The City of Madison filed suit against Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson on Oct. 26, 2020, asking the court to rule the measure be invalidated and not count any votes from the election that year.
Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 12/28/2021 19:02:00