The Pass Christian Board of Aldermen voted to opt out of the cultivation, processing and sale or distribution of medical medical.
The mayor and board believe it is too early to opt in to permitting medical cannabis businesses to set up shop in the city. Pass Christian is the first city to come out publicly that it is opting out.
Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill into law on Feb. 2, paving the way for cannabis to be prescribed to people with debilitating conditions such as cancer, AIDS and sickle cell disease.
Pass officials said in a statement posted to social media that they would like to see how other cities in Mississippi deal with the issues associated with setting up the businesses before proceeding.
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