US (MS): Next city to opt out of state's new medical cannabis program

The City of Brandon is now the next city to opt out of the state’s new medical cannabis program.

Brandon’s Mayor and Board of Alderman met on Monday, March 7 to vote on whether the city will opt out of the cultivation, processing and sale of medical cannabis.

At the meeting, neighbors of Brandon expressed why they thought the city should or should not opt out of the state’s new medical cannabis program.

The Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance argued that the board should table the vote– since a decision did not have to be made until May 3, but that attempt failed with a vote of 5-2. The board of alderman then voted five to two again in favor of opting out of the program– a decision that Ward 2 Alderman Cris Vinson said he stands behind 100%.

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