US (MS): Electricity supplier is questioning serving medical cannabis facilities

Days after Mississippi legalized cannabis for medicinal use, the Tennessee Valley Authority — one of the main suppliers of wholesale electricity to north Mississippi — is uncertain if it can provide its resources to medical cannabis facilities.

In a document obtained by the Daily Journal, TVA announced that since it’s a federally owned utility company, it must adhere to federal drug laws. Though cannabis use is legal in several states, the product is still federally illegal.

“Given this important point, TVA will not direct any federal resources or funds to the cultivation and/or distribution of cannabis,” the statement reads. The document's authenticity was confirmed by TVA. 
The document also said that if any TVA employee learns that a customer served by a local power company violates federal law regarding cannabis, the employee must report it to the company’s management.

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