Mississippi Court Invalidates Medical Marijuana Initiative

Mississippi legislators first formulated the Cannabis Legalization Bill to make medical marijuana legal in the state. As expected, the legislation passed all bodies and was all set to become state law. However, it wasn’t to be.

The Supreme Court overruled the law based on some procedural flaw. The fact that the bill passed with tremendous support and was still overturned angered voters. After the court denied them, the lawmakers are ever so determined to create new legislation to legalize recreational and medical pot in the state.

Just like they passed a ballot last year, lawmakers plan to gather the public in their support before proceedings move forward. Therefore, they conducted surveys and collected data to see whether the passage of a new bill is in their favor or not.

Mississippi Medical Marijuana

Surprisingly, 63 percent of all voters favor the passage of a new Mississippi Marijuana Legalization Bill. Moreover, they are also deeply angered. Over 52 percent of the voters claimed that they would back out from voting altogether if the legislation did not receive a positive response from the authorities.

Additionally, the Senate held a conference this past week to discuss the state of cannabis legalization in the state. They analyzed what the bill should appear from the outlook and what points are crucial to be mentioned.

Furthermore, medical marijuana got the bulk of support from all demographic categories; ages, classes, parties, and genders. With these statistics, the day when medicinal marijuana is made legal in the state is definitely near. The reason behind this strong support is the fact that the herb has proved therapeutic benefits that help loads of people manage their symptoms.

Adult-Use Recreational 

On the contrary, recreational cannabis legalization is another topic altogether. As the medical aspect is distinct from recreational hemp usage, there are no scientific studies to back the bill. On top of that, only the youth support the legalization, while older Republicans strongly oppose the herb’s recreational use.

Nonetheless, the earliest the bill can become state law is January 2022.

Contributed by Ali H.