Governor Reeves urges lawmakers to make changes to medical marijuana bill
Medical or recreational? That’s the question Governor Tate Reeves is asking as Mississippians who voted to legalize medical marijuana anxiously wait for it to happen.
In a Facebook post this week, the governor says he is willing to sign a bill that is ‘truly medical marijuana,’ but not the one that sits before him now.
He says the current proposal from lawmakers puts too much marijuana on the streets of Mississippi.
In his post, the governor says the bill allows any individual 3.5 grams of marijuana a day or enough weed to smoke 11 joints a day.
Reeves is asking the legislature to simply cut the amount in half to start the program. He goes on to say, if it’s determined more pot is needed, it could always be increased in future legislative sessions.
Governor Reeves never called a special session to take up medical marijuana after Initiative 65 was overturned by the Supreme Court on a technicality.
It will certainly be on the legislative agenda when the regular session begins on January 4th.