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Alternative Mississippi medical marijuana program barely wins approval from Senate

Alternative Mississippi medical marijuana program barely wins approval from Senate

JACKSON • Legislation that would create a new medical marijuana program in Mississippi if the voter-approved Initiative 65 is overturned in court cleared the state Senate on the second try last week early on Friday morning.

Senate Bill 2765, the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, failed by a single vote Thursday evening. But six hours later, after 1 a.m. Friday — and facing a looming legislative deadline — senators returned and narrowly passed the sweeping piece of legislation. It now heads to the House for consideration.

Voters in November overwhelmingly approved Initiative 65, which amended the state constitution to include language creating a medical marijuana program. State health officials are in the early stages of setting up that program, which allows marijuana use for patients with an array of medical conditions.

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