Trevor Kinney has lived in Mississippi all of his life, but months after medical cannabis was legalized in his home state, it’s still hard for him to fathom. “No, I thought we’d be one of the last ones to do it,” he said. “I was genuinely surprised.”
Soon, a cultivation facility could be operating near his home. Gautier city council members are voting Tuesday night to potentially approve a special exception to turn a building on Ladnier Road into a large greenhouse. “I believe that it could be a good thing for a lot of people,” Kinney said.
The cannabis cultivation facility will be located at 3100 Ladnier Road. That’s down the street from Emma Patterson-Carter’s home. She’s also hoping the greenhouse gets the green light.
“Yeah, of course, obviously,” she said. “I am aware that they probably have doubts with the younger people in the community, but I feel like it’s not fair to deny access to the older people who need it just because of the off chance that they feel like the stigma is too much.”
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