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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