Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association Launches to Support State’s Forthcoming Medical Cannabis Industry

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<![CDATA[Ken Newburger has become very familiar with the issue of medical cannabis in Mississippi over the years.He worked alongside Mississippians for Compassionate Care, the group behind the Medical Marijuana 2020 campaign, to place one of the state’s two medical cannabis measures, Initiative 65, on Mississippi’s ballot, where voters ultimately approved it on Election Day.RELATED: Two Competing Measures to Appear on Ballot in Mississippi“As the campaign was coming to an end, it became clear that the next step was going to be, how do we best serve the patients of Mississippi, now that they’re going to have access to medical marijuana?” Newburger told Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary. “I’m really excited to see this industry come to fruition after almost three years’ worth of work that people put in to pass medical marijuana here in Mississippi.”Throughout November and into December, Newburger rounded up a group of people who were interested in launching a medical cannabis association in the state, and the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association was born.The organization launched Dec. 15 with a group of associate members that are looking to operate cultivation, testing, transportation, manufacturing, extraction and retail businesses in the state, once the Mississippi State Department of Health establishes the program’s regulations and issues business licenses.The association’s primary goal is to provide networking opportunities and governmental affairs representation to the businesses that are eventually licensed in Mississippi’s medical cannabis program, as well as offer educational and informational resources to the public.Newburger plans to work with lawmakers and regulators at the state capital to ensure a smooth rollout for the state’s program, as well as connect with those in other states to learn more broadly about best practices in regulated cannabis programs throughout the country.Mississippi’s voter-approved medical cannabis legalization initiative gives the Department of Health until July 1, 2021…

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