House passes bill legalizing marijuana oil

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Associated Press

JACKSON – Mississippi’s House of Representatives has passed a bill to make a marijuana oil legal in Mississippi under tightly controlled circumstances.

The House approved a conference report working out differences with the Senate on House Bill 1231 Thursday. The Senate still must approve the agreement before it goes to Gov. Phil Bryant for his consideration.

The oil, which supporters say doesn’t produce a high, is believed to help children with seizures. It would be tested or produced at the University of Mississippi and only available at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Sen. Josh Harkins, a Flowood Republican who has been pushing the bill, says that if it becomes law, Ole Miss will have to seek federal approvals to move ahead, which could delay when the oil becomes available.

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  • barney fife

    OK, Legislature, do the right thing and go the rest of the way with legalizing marijuana for personal use by adults. Tax revenues will increase, the cops can focus on real crime and the millions of job-holding, tax paying, VOTING citizens will not be subject to arrest for choosing to imbibe in a recreational intoxicant other than alcohol.
    Reform our marijuana laws!

  • FrereJocques

    Folks, it’s a START. This law may not make it onto the books, but at least it’s been PROPOSED, which is really something for the State of Mississippi. Let us pray for continued enlightenment of our legislators.