In 2020, 70% of Mississippi voters said yes to the initiative and chose one of two medical marijuana legalization options that offered patients greater access to this broadly popular psychoactive substance. In 2021 Mississippi lawmakers responded to voters by crafting their own far more conservative medical marijuana version.
There is no notable activity at this time.
Although Mississippi voted for the more expansive medical cannabis regulation, it’s still good ole’ conservative Mississippi. According to Section (i) of ballot Initiative 65A, the program shall provide for a limited number of state licensed manufacturers of marijuana products. Once the Mississippi State Department of Health establishes guidelines, better patient population predictions can be made. Look for the casino industry to influence regulations as they know how to work regulatory bodies and are established in desirable population densities.