Mississippi Marijuana Laws Made Easy for You
April 17, 2018 - Marijuana Laws
Mississippi: Southern Hospitality, but Without Any Green
While the Mississippi marijuana laws are a bit behind, they’re not as bad as Alabama. They decriminalized possession in 1978, which means there’s no incarceration penalty on first offense (while carrying less than 30 grams), but it still counts as a misdemeanor. Medical marijuana in Mississippi is only found in CBD oil, for patients that need it for severe cases. However, while the law allows plants for processing the oil, there’s no means set up for patients to obtain it. A physician must administer it directly to the patient, which takes away a bit of that freedom. Is marijuana legal in Mississippi? Definitely not, but it could be worse.
Current Legal Status in Mississippi
- Medical Marijuana in Mississippi: CBD only since 2014
- Recreational Mississippi Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized, but still a misdemeanor
- Policy group(s) active in state: Mississippi Cannabis Coalition,
- Politician(s) leading legislative reform: Joel Bomgar
- Top brand(s) based in state: None yet
- Tax revenue generated by legalization of any marijuana: $0
Currently, Joel Bomgar is trying his best to get House Bill 179 through, to change the Mississippi marijuana laws. It’s not for recreational use, but it would be a great measure to allow and make a market for medical marijuana in Mississippi.
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