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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 …

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

An 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 …

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Mississippi Initiative Filed to Legalize Cannabis for Everyone 18+

An 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 …

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Mississippi: Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Possession and Cultivation Filed

Mississippi State Senator Deborah Dawkins has filed Senate Bill 2318, a proposal to legalize the possession and private cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes. Under the proposed law, those with a qualifying condition who receive a recommendation from a physician would be authorized to cultivate up to seven plants (four of which can be mature), …

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Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Filed in Mississippi

The group Mississippi for Cannabis has filed an initiative with the Mississippi Secretary of State in hopes of putting the legalization of cannabis to a vote of the people in the 2016 presidential election. “Now we are waiting for official approval from the Mississippi Secretary of State, and the Attorney General which will include a …

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31 States Have Legalized Some Form of Cannabis

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The wave of reform that’s swept across the U.S. this year has been swift, with lawmakers and citizens across the nation standing up for a change in the longstanding, propaganda-laden prohibition on cannabis. This year alone an initiative to legalize cannabis has qualified for the ballot in Alaska, signatures have been submitted for a similar …

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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. 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 …

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Medical Cannabis Measures Becomes Law in Mississippi

Mississippi House Bill 1231, a measure legalizing cannabis extracts for medical purposes, 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 …

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6 States Plus D.C. Sign Cannabis Bills Into Law in Less than a Month

It’s been an incredibly busy, and productive year thus far for the cannabis reform movement, and the past month has been a shining example of this progress. Here’s a look at some of what’s been accomplished.   On March 21st, Utah’s governor signed into law a proposal which legalizes cannabis extracts (such as oils and …

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Half of the United States Has Now Passed Some Form of Medical Cannabis Legalization

In 2014 numerous states have joined the movement to legalize at least some form of medical cannabis. In Utah, the governor recently signed a measure legalizing low-THC cannabis oil. In Kentucky, the state’s legislature has voted unanimously to legalize cannabidiol (a compound found in cannabis); the measure is expected to be signed by the governor. …

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