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. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is authorized to dispense the medicine.

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Medical Cannabis Measures Becomes Law in Mississippi

Mississippi House Bill 1231, a measure legalizing cannabis extracts for medical purposesmississippisign, has been signed into law by the state’s governor.

Under the new law, which takes effect on July 1st (and is named after Harper Grace Durval, a 22-month-old girl who has Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy), the possession of low-THC cannabis extracts such as cannabis oil and tincture 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.

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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.

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Mississippi Senate Approves Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Extracts

In a surprise move, Mississippi’s Senate has given approval to a proposal to legalize medical cannabis extracts, such as cannabis tinctures and oils. The proposal, which has dozens of cosponsorsmississippi, now moves to the House of Representatives.

The bill is named after Harper Grace Durval, a 22-month-old girl who has a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome; her parents believe that cannabis extract – as it has with many other children with epilepsy – will help Harper live a happier, healthier life. However, Mississippi law finds cannabis to be illegal for all purposes, something that Senator Josh Harkins hopes to change.

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