US (MP): "Lawmakers positioned to override governor if he vetoes medical cannabis bill"

If the governor of Mississippi moves to veto a medical cannabis bill over his concerns about the proposed purchase limit for patients, the legislature may well move to override that decision, a key state senator said on Wednesday.

Gov. Tate Reeves said on Tuesday that he wants lawmakers to slash the daily purchase limit for patients in half. The bill that lawmakers spent the summer negotiating calls for 3.5 gram of cannabis per day, and the governor signaled he’d veto the entire reform proposal if they don’t significantly reduce that amount.

But Sen. Brice Wiggins, chairman of the Judiciary Committee Division A who is also running for a seat in Congress this year, says the people of Mississippi spoke loud and clear when they voted to approve a medical cannabis legalization initiative last year, and lawmakers have a duty to deliver on the reform after the state Supreme Court invalidated it for procedural reasons.

He told Y’all Politics that “it wouldn’t surprise me” if the legislature voted to override the governor if he chooses to veto the bill that they’ve been working on for months.

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