Mississippi Medical Cannabis Law Now In Effect

Mississippi House Bill 1231, a measure legalizing cannabis extracts for medical purposes, has officially taken effect as of July 1st.mississippi

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. TheĀ 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.

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3 comments

    • Guy Thompson on October 3, 2014 at 7:47 am
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    I have Lymphoma Cancer, I’m 55, and have been prescribed Marinol for the symtoms of the cancer, I can not believe that it is ONLY for someone who has Seizures. I Feel at This Point The Law is Discriminating against all terminally ill patients. The Cannabis oil extract was Legalized in Mississippi July 1st 2014 and I can not get the relief I need with the SYNTHETIC ManMade Marinol , which Is Over Priced And Does not relive The Symptoms of Having Cancer. Marinol is a pharmisuitical made drug with man made JUNK. THE OIL WOULD BENEFIT ALL TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY WERE DIAGNOSED WITH. THE WAY IT IS BEING PRESCRIBED FOR ONLY SEIZURE is PURE TOTAL DISCRIMINATION. MILLIONS OF MISSISSIPPI PATIENTS COULD ALSO BENIFIT FROM CANNABIS PERIOD. THE STATE LAW MAKERS DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHATS GOING ON, NEVER HAVE UNLESS IT WAS A BENIFIT TO THEM. LETS GET MISSISSIPPI UP TO DATE AND STOP BEING LAST IN EVERYTHING, LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR EVERYONE, AND STOP DISCRIMINATING! IT WILL BE ON THE NEXT VOTING BALLOT FOR MISSISSIPPI. IF THE ELECTED LAW MAKERS CAN’T GET MARIJUANA LEGALIZED, THE PEOPLE CAN!

    • michael on July 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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    Now for Mississippi to legalize Cannabis for Cancer pain and chemo nausia, the need is great.

    • Belinda Westerlund on July 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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    I am glad that both Utah and Mississippi are both headed in the right direction but saddened that THC is excluded because I know for certain that cannabis Indica extract cures cancer and helps so many other illnesses and diseases and soon the whole world will know of its health benefits…I believe any person that has a history of cancer in their family should be able to take cannabis Indica extract to prevent cancer and for those already diagnosed, they should have the option of natural MMJ, rather than toxic chemo…and that even after they are cured, they should continue to take enough extract per month to keep it in their system and keep it from returning, just as they would with any other option….

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