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State Board of Health reviews timelines for establishing Mississippi medical marijuana program

State Board of Health reviews timelines for establishing Mississippi medical marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – The blueprint for Mississippi’s medical marijuana program is Initiative 65 that voters approved in November. That contains detailed requirements and the clock is ticking to get it started.

The State Board of Health met virtually Wednesday to discuss the groundwork of the medical marijuana program.

“I do want to tell you that I think town halls are probably very helpful and would be very good and that’s a good idea,” said board member Dr. Luke Lampton. “I think that allows us to be transparent in the work we’re doing.”

Dr. Thomas Dobbs presented a timeline, noting they have to get regulations approved by July 1 and start getting cards and licenses out by August 15. Board member Jim Perry noted that the public shouldn’t be surprised if that doesn’t mean product in hand by that date.

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