Mississippi Bill would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition

A Mississippi bill would legalize medical marijuana in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

Introduced by State Sen. Deborah Dawkins, Senate Bill 2318 (SB2318) would allow medical marijuana to make its way into the hands of the sick, something that unconstitutional federal law says is illegal.

Qualifying conditions under SB2318 include cancer, glaucoma, HIV and AIDS, as well as other conditions. Also, the State Board of Health will be able consider petitions to add more conditions to the list. Patients would be allowed to possess no more than three mature marijuana plants, four immature marijuana plants and thirty grams of usable marijuana per each mature plant.

The bill also protects the livelihood of physicians willing to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients, stating “a person and a person’s primary caregivers may assert the medical use of marijuana as a defense to any prosecution involving marijuana, and that defense shall be presumed valid where the evidence shows” that they are in compliance with state law.

The bill has now been referred to the Public Health and Welfare Committee.

– Read the entire article at Tenth Amendment Center.