Mississippi Governor Wants Medical Cannabis Limits Before Calling Special Session on Legislation
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Mississippi Governor Wants Medical Cannabis Limits Before Calling Special Session on Legislation

Gov. Tate Reeves is calling for rules to specify how much cannabis a patient can purchase.

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November 2, 2021

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves wants lawmakers to include limits on how much cannabis a patient can purchase in their medical cannabis legalization proposal before he will call a special session on the legislation.

"The key piece is how much marijuana any one individual can get," Reeves told WAPT. "Really, the one key piece that is left [is] with respect to how much marijuana can any one individual get at any one point in time and what is the THC content of that marijuana?"

Mississippi lawmakers have been working on a medical cannabis legalization proposal to restore the will of their constituents after the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved legalization measure in May.

Lawmakers reached a deal on medical cannabis legislation in September before revising some aspects of the proposal last month to allow larger cultivation facilities and restructure the excise tax on medical cannabis products, among other changes.

The latest version of the bill allows patients to purchase a maximum of 4 ounces of medical cannabis per month, WAPT reported. That’s an ounce less than the maximum amount that was outlined in the voter-approved ballot initiative, according to the news outlet.

It is unclear when Reeves might call a special session on medical cannabis, and Mississippi’s regular legislative session starts in just under 60 days, according to WAPT.