Mississippi House Bill 1231, a measure legalizing cannabis extracts for medical purposes, has officially taken effect as of July 1st.
Under the new law, which was sign by the state’s governor on April 21st, the possession and use of low-THC cannabis extracts – such as cannabis oil and tincture – is legal for those with epilepsy (or a related condition) who receive a recommendation from a physician. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is authorized to dispense the medicine.
The new law, titled Harper Grace’s Act, is named after Harper Grace Durval, a 22-month-old girl who has Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy.
Mississippi joins Iowa and Utah as states with new medical cannabis laws as of July 1st of this year.