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Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US MS: State's Bid To Legalize Marijuana Gets Support

    Commercial Appeal, 15 Jan 2015 - Scotty Gray of Southaven thinks marijuana could help with his seizures more than the prescribed medication he's taking now. Jim Ferguson of Nesbit thinks that even when used recreationally, marijuana is less of a threat to the public than what's already available legally. "I'd much rather come across somebody on the road high on pot than drunk."
  2. US MS: Bid To Legalize Marijuana Gets Support

    Commercial Appeal, 11 Jan 2015 - Scotty Gray of Southaven thinks marijuana could help with his seizures more than the prescribed medication he's taking now. Jim Ferguson of Nesbit thinks that even when used recreationally, marijuana is less of a threat to the public than what's already available legally: "I'd much rather come across somebody on the road high on pot than drunk."
  3. US MS: Group Leads Drive To Legalize Pot In Mississippi

    Commercial Appeal, 07 Jan 2015 - Petition Effort Seeks to Get Issue on 2016 Ballot An effort to legalize marijuana in Mississippi is growing out of DeSoto County, where petition organizer Kelly Jacobs of Hernando is planning a series of town hall meetings this month to explain the proposal.
  4. US MS: Group Proposes Legal Pot In Miss.

    Commercial Appeal, 01 Oct 2014 - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi. Petition organizer Kelly Jacobs said Mississippi for Cannabis hopes to place an initiative on the November 2016 election ballot. Jacobs says the ballot initiative proposal would legalize cannabis for adults to own as much as they wish, to use as they wish, but keep it from minors. - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom
  5. US MS: Mississippi, Home To Feds' Official Marijuana Stash

    Albuquerque Journal, 08 Jun 2014 - Getting at University's Stockpile Is a Complicated Process for Medical Researchers and Legalization Activists OXFORD, Miss. - Walk along the narrow, brightly lit beige hallway, along the washedout linoleum floor, around the corner to the imposing steel vault. As a scientist swings open the door, a familiar, overpowering scent wafts out. Inside, marijuana buds are packed into thousands of baggies filed in bankers boxes. Fifty-pound barrels are brimming with dried, ready-to-smoke weed. Freezers are stocked with buckets of potent cannabis extracts. Large metal canisters sit, crammed full of hundreds of perfectly rolled joints.
  6. US MS: Official Pot Stash

    Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2014 - The Government's Stockpile of Marijuana for Research Is Impressive, and Controversial OXFORD, Miss. - Walk along the narrow, brightly lighted beige hallway, along the washed-out linoleum floor, around the corner to the imposing steel vault. As a scientist swings open the door, a familiar, overpowering scent wafts out.
  7. US MS: Marijuana Extract Ok'd For Medicine

    Commercial Appeal, 18 Apr 2014 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances. House Bill 1231 becomes law July 1. Republican Bryant says he signed it Thursday, only after Bureau of Narcotics officials assured him the oil can't be used to produce a high.
  8. US MS: Edu: Column: Drug War Failure

    Daily Mississippian, 11 Nov 2013 - We often hear about wars and conflicts abroad but regrettably pay little attention to a real detrimental war here in the States: the war on drugs. It has been an abysmal failure. Let's list a few failures so eloquently written by Laurence Vance: It has failed to prevent drug abuse. It has failed to keep drugs out of the hands of addicts. It has failed to keep drugs away from teenagers. It has failed to reduce the demand for drugs. It has failed to stop the violence associated with drug trafficking. It has failed to help drug addicts get treatment. It has failed to have an impact on the use or availability of most drugs in the United States.
  9. US MS: Column: Drug Court Pioneer, Federal Judge Speaks to

    The Meridian Star, 03 Mar 2013 - Now that voters in the states of Colorado and Washington have legalized the sale of marijuana in their states, the showdown between these new state laws and current federal law that makes marijuana sales illegal in all states still looms. At least one Mississippi federal district judge and a pioneer in the drug court movement see Colorado and Washington as the first of many states to try to decriminalize marijuana - and he's worried about it.