Mississippi Governor indicates that he will veto medical cannabis measure if purchase limits aren’t reduced

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The Governor of Mississippi has dropped some hints about vetoing a medical cannabis bill that has been facing strong debate from lawmakers. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) says that, unless lawmakers reduce purchase limits, he will rescind the measure. Gov. Reeves wants the legislature to “simply cut that amount in half to start the program” and, should patients require more of their medicine in the future, reevaluate the limit after several years have passed. He announced the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday, December 28. Specifically, he said that the 3.5 gram patient limit is too much.  “I’ve repeatedly told the members of the Legislature that I am willing to sign a bill that is truly medical cannabis. One that has reasonable restrictions to ensure that it doesn’t have an adverse effect on Mississippi’s economy. One that has reasonable restrictions to ensure that it doesn’t disrupt Mississippi families. A program that helps those Mississippians who truly need it for an illness,” reads the post. The State of Mississippi is still trying to enact a robust medical cannabis program after a voter-approved initiative from 2020 was invalidated by the highest court. “In many ways, the work done on the original draft of the Legislature’s bill helped address some of these issues. There is one remaining point in question that is VERY important: how much cannabis any one individual can get in any given day,” continued the Governor. “1.2 billion legal joints” could be lawfully dispensed under Mississippi’s medical cannabis measure In the event that the lawmaker-proposed medical cannabis bill is implemented into state law, Gov. Reeves says that patients would have to, collectively, acquire “1.2 billion legal joints” in order to max out their out daily purchase limit.  “Call me crazy, but I just think that’s too broad of a starting…

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