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Mississippi Legislature Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil

Mississippi’s House of Representatives voted 112 to 6 Thursday to approve House Bill 1231, a measure to legalize medical cannabis oil that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol). The bill’s already passed the state’s Senate, and now heads to the governor.

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Cannabis oil in a syringe.

If House Bill 1231 becomes law, the possession of low-THC cannabis oil will be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician; the University of Mississippi Medical Center would be authorized to dispense the medicine.

The bill is named after Harper Grace Durval, a 22-month-old girl who has a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome.

A spokeswoman for Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant stated that; “The governor will review it closely when it reaches his desk.”

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Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

2 comments

  1. M.A.C.

    Here is Mississippi Alliance for Cannabis response to the CBD Oil bill in Mississippi. (Find M.A.C. on Facebook and like us!)

    http://nemissnow.com/column-cbd-legislation-miss-good-start/

  2. Richard Steeb

    Glad to see the progress, but what TF is the phobia about THC? Have these legislators not heard of Marinol?

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