This updated edition reviews over 450 peer-reviewed studies assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or cannabinoids for 23 different patient populations.
House Bill 1535 allows physicians to recommend medical cannabis to patients with PTSD and all forms of cancer. The measure also raise the cap on THC from 0.5 to one percent.
The measure makes numerous changes to the state’s medical program — several of which may hamper patients’ access to medical cannabis products.
The measure expands the list of qualifying medical conditions, which previously only included those with intractable epilepsy.
“This bill is a cynical effort by prohibitionists to severely roll back a policy that has been in place for two decades and that a majority of state residents support.”
House Bill 652 reduces the penalty for the possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana to a $100 fine only.
A bicameral conference committee approved the policy change as part of a broader omnibus bill related to healthcare.
“The most vulnerable Mississippians will continue to be denied safe access to a therapy that could offer them significant relief from severely debilitating conditions.”