Senate Bill 391 advances to the House of Delegates on a historic bipartisan 21-18 vote.
“Today, we are without any kind of home-grow rights. If we were able to produce our own cannabis, our own cannabis oils, and yes even our own vape products, we could guarantee our own safety.”
“This legislation is consistent with the laws of a growing number of jurisdictions that recognize that off-hours cannabis use poses no legitimate threat to either workplace safety or productivity. Tens of millions of Americans consume cannabis responsibly while in the privacy of their own home and its serves no purpose to allow employers to unduly discriminate against them.”
“Marijuana access is long overdue for Mississippi’s patients,” NORML’s State Policies Manager Jax James said. “The overwhelming majority of voters decided in favor of this policy change over a year ago, and for the past 14 months the will of the people has been denied.”
State lawmakers have rejected a series of legislative proposals that sought to curtail how and where patients could access and use medical cannabis.
NORML has long opined that patients must have access to cannabis flowers, stating: “Orally administered non-herbal forms of cannabis possess delayed onset and their effects are far less predictable than those of herbal cannabis.
The bill now goes to the desk of Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who has repeatedly threatened to veto the measure. However, the Act has ample support from lawmakers to override a veto.