Alternative marijuana initiative passes the House

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House Concurrent Resolution 39 has passed the Mississippi House of Representatives.

The concurrent resolution proposes to create a new article of the Mississippi Constitution as a legislative alternative to Ballot Initiative No. 65 regarding medical marijuana.

HCR 39 passed 71-49.

The concurrent resolution states:

“A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO CREATE NEW ARTICLE 16, SECTION 290 OF THE MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION OF 1890, OFFERED BY THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 65, TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO ALLOW THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA PRODUCTS BY QUALIFIED PERSONS WITH DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.”

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