It’s been well over a month since the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law. However, potential cannabis growers in Mississippi are hesitant on how to proceed in growing their product. Ambiguity in the signed legislation doesn’t specify if greenhouses are considered indoor or outdoor grow. The difference is outdoor grow is strictly prohibited under the law.
“We fought so hard for these last two years, over two years, to get something passed,” said Zack Wilson with We are the 74. “Here we are, we have something passed, and now it’s another set of hurdles.”
Wilson, a resident of Byhalia, has been planning on building greenhouses for months, already setting up the framework for one on his property. He’s put a pause on that after seeing greenhouses are not officially defined in the law.
You don’t have to look far in the 445-page bill. On page 2, the bill reads “Cannabis cultivation facility” means a business entity licensed and registered by the Mississippi Department of Health that acquires, grows, cultivates and harvests medical cannabis in an indoor, enclosed, locked and secure area. Wilson said in his conversations with his local legislators, the feeling is greenhouses do not offer the same level of security as a brick and mortar structure. Wilson disagrees.
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