US (MP): Governor holding up MMJ with "unreasonale demands"

Republican legislative leaders on Wednesday said Gov. Tate Reeves is holding up a special session to consider a medical cannabis program with last-minute “unreasonable demands.”

The leaders, in comments to Mississippi Today, said they have conceded to numerous last-minute requests from Reeves for changes to a medical cannabis proposal they have worked on for months, but have reached an impasse with him on the amount of smokable cannabis patients could have.

The holdup is over 0.7 grams of a dosage unit of cannabis flower — the amount by which Reeves wants it lowered.

“We have worked long hours on this,” Rep. Lee Yancey, R-Brandon, told Mississippi Today on Wednesday. “… We have brought forward a bill that many have said would be the best program in the country. We are ready to have a special session. We have the votes to pass this. An overwhelming number in the House and Senate are ready to pass this, and we have a majority of people in Mississippi who voted for us to pass this."


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