marijuana

Biden pardons thousands for 'simple possession' of marijuana

By ZEKE MILLER AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that…

Mississippi lawmakers hear testimony on medical marijuana

By LEAH WILLINGHAM JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two prominent Mississippi physicians urged lawmakers Monday to put “guardrails” in place if medical marijuana is legalized in the state, warning that officials should be careful about making a product available that has…

Mississippi lawmakers: Revive initiatives, marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi lawmakers say they want Gov. Tate Reeves to call them back to the Capitol for a special session to revive the state’s initiative process. Others want a chance to quickly revive discussion of a medical…

Mississippi marijuana proposal hits snag over public notice

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi secretary of state says signature gathering will be delayed for a broad-based marijuana legalization proposal because of an error in notifying the public. Initiative 77 would legalize cultivation,…

House passes bill to decriminalize marijuana

The democratically controlled U.S. House approved a bill Friday that would end the federal ban on marijuana. The bill passed largely by party lines. It's the first time a Chamber of Congress has voted on the issue. The bill would…

The next steps for Mississippi after vote to legalize medical marijuana

Tuesday, 74 percent of voters chose to approve Initiative 65 as Mississippi joins 35 other states in legalization of medical marijuana. “Mississippians spoke and they spoke very loudly,” says medical marijuana advocate Ronnie Pollard. For Pollard, who’s daughter has used CBD oil in her battle with Leukemia, it was an emotional day. “We have loved […]

Proposal to eliminate jail time for marijuana

An elected Mississippi city official says she might propose decriminalizing possession of relatively small amounts of marijuana. Hattiesburg City Councilwoman Deborah Delgado has been publicly discussing the idea of eliminating jail time for possessing less than 30 grams (one ounce)…

Charged with marijuana cultivation

A Gulfport couple was arrested for allegedly growing marijuana at their home. Police arrested 37-year-old Merrill Potter and 38-year-old Sarah Bowers after responding to a call of a domestic dispute. While at the residence, officers discovered several marijuana plants growing…

Over one pound of marijuana found in Pass Christian home

Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks announced the arrest of a man after more than a pound of marijuana was discovered inside a home on Fleitas Avenue. Raymond Alexander Jr. was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana based…