Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Preventing Probable Cause to Remove a Child from Home Based Solely on Parent’s Marijuana Use

Mississippi’s full Legislature has passed a bill that would prevent the establishment of probable cause to remove a child from a parent based solely on the parent’s marijuana use.

House Bill 652 was passed by the Senate with a 50 to 2 vote earlier this month, and a few days after was concurred by the House of Representatives with a 98 to 15 vote. The measure was signed today by leaders of the House and Senate, sending it to Phil Bryant for consideration.

According to the measure; “A finding of probable cause, as prescribed under this paragraph, shall not be based solely upon a positive drug test of a child’s parent for marijuana”.

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Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Filed in Mississippi, Would Allow Unlimited Possession

mississippiAn initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older has been filed in Mississippi. To put Proposition 60 to a vote of the people, proponents must now collect roughly 86,000 signatures, with at least 17,237 from each of the state’s five congressional districts

If placed on the ballot and approved into law, the initiative would legalize the possession of cannabis for those 21 and older, with no specific limit set. The personal cultivation of up to 24 cannabis plants would also be legalized (with any more requiring a growers license), as would state-licensed cannabis retail outlets. These outlets would be taxed 7% at the point-of-sale, though medical cannabis and hemp would be exempt from said tax.

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Mississippi Initiative Filed to Legalize Cannabis for Everyone 18+

missiAn initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for everyone 18 and older has been filed in Mississippi.

According to an official summary of the measure, Initiative Measure 52 “would amend the Mississippi Constitution to include the Mississippi Cannabis Freedom Act (‘the Act’). The Act legalizes cannabis for persons eighteen years of age and older, legalizes cannabis for medical purposes, authorizes the collection of taxes on cannabis, and includes various other definitions and mechanisms for implementation of the Act. For purposes of this measure, ‘cannabis’ means hemp, weed, herd, marijuana, grass, wax, concentrate extract, and hashish.”

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Receives Approval from Mississippi Secretary of State

The group Mississippi mississippifor Cannabis has received approval from the Secretary of State to begin collecting signatures on their initiative to legalize recreational cannabis. The group will be required to collect 21,233 signatures from registered voters in four different districts by October 2nd to put the initiative to a vote of the people in the 2016 general election.

If placed on the ballot and approved into law, the initiative would legalize the possession and private cultivation of cannabis for those 21 and older, without setting any limits on how much a person can possess or grow. Cannabis retail outlets would also be authorized.

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