Some Mississippi Legislators Consider Legalized Marijuana

By: Mike McDaniel
By: Mike McDaniel

There's a bill in the legislature grabbing lots of attention as lawmakers will now have to decide whether to legalize marijuana in Mississippi, but in a very controlled way.

At least one member of the senate is hoping lawmakers will get on board with the idea of medical marijuana.

Currently the University of Mississippi legally grows marijuana for the federal government, and has been for at least a decade.

The drug is shipped to patients in other states where it's use is legal.

"It's something that seems very unfair that we in Mississippi provide this medicine for people in other states, and not in our very own," says democrat Deborah Dawkins of Pass Christian.

The bill is currently in a senate judiciary committee, and although Dawkins knows it will be tough to get passed, she says she'll keep trying.


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