US (MS): Public forum to be held on medical cannabis in local town

Sumrall neighbors will have the opportunity to voice concerns and opinions about the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act at a public forum.

Pine Belt News reported the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will host the meeting to discuss whether the town should opt out of the Act or not.

The Act allows for cities and counties to opt out of selling or growing cannabis. Sumrall Mayor Joel Lofton said he’s read about the subject, but is concerned about having to make a decision before rules and regulations are drawn.

He said the Mississippi Department of Revenue and the Mississippi Department of Health will be responsible for creating the rules and regulations around the Act. However, cities and counties are required to either opt in or out before those rules and regulations are decided.

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