Legislature sends Governor medicinal marijuana bill

Miss. House voted 112-6 to pass House Bill 1231 earlier this week.  Sen. Deborah Dawkins (D-Pass Christian) introduced medical marijuana bills in previous sessions.  Sen. Josh Harkins (R-Flowood) introduced the current bill to amend the Controlled Substances law.  A family in his district wants access to medical marijuana to reduce the seriousness of their epileptic child’s seizures.

The Senate passed a similar bill March 6th and, during the writing of this post, voted to push the House Bill to Gov. Bryant:

A pharmacist is all but required to understand the language of the bill but according to reports medicinal marijuana oil was added to the list of Schedule I Hallucinogenic Substances.  The oil is believed to help with pain and sleep problems and prevent seizures but without the high.

The drug would be controlled by Miss. licensed physicians and could only be dispensed by the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

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