"Whether or not to opt out of the state's program"

US (MS): County supervisors set vote on medical cannabis

Lauderdale County supervisors will vote April 18 on whether or not to opt-out of the state medical cannabis program.

In a meeting Monday, the Board of Supervisors discussed the program and outlined their concerns with how it could impact the county. Supervisor Jonathan Wells said one of his concerns is a lack of clarity on who would be responsible for regulating the medical cannabis industry.
Although the Mississippi Department of Health is tasked with administering the program, no regulations have been developed yet that say who will be in charge of inspecting dispensaries and growing facilities to make sure they’re following the rules.

“The regulations haven’t even been written by the Department of Health yet,” he said. “I don’t know what that would look like for us down the road. You know, I think about unfunded mandates kind of a deal, how are those going to be written up. What’s our responsibility as a county going to be to regulate these things if they toss it to us?”

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