“The AMA’s position is woefully out of step with both public opinion and scientific consensus, as well as with the opinions of the majority of physicians. It is regrettable that this organization would go on record in attempting to nullify the vote of a supermajority of Mississippi voters.”
“Legislative action is necessary in this arena because the DEA has proven time and time again that it is not an honest broker in this process.”
While other results of the election remain hazy, the clear winner on November 3 was marijuana.
South Dakotans have delivered a crippling blow to those who favored the status quo of marijuana prohibition in the Mount Rushmore State by simultaneously passing a pair of ballot initiatives.
South Dakotans have overwhelmingly approved Measure 26, which legalizes the medical use of cannabis by authorized patients.
A majority of voters in Mississippi voted to approve Initiative 65, which provides for a state-regulated marijuana access system for qualified patients.
“We conclude that phytocannabinoids can be a low-cost and well-tolerated therapy for symptom relief and quality of life improvement in these patients.”
State regulators have licensed 192 retailers thus far, with the first of those opening for business on Saturday.