Mississippi Medical Marijuana Measure Dies in CommitteeBy NORML | National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws February 6, 2013
JACKSON, MS – Members of the House Judiciary Committee have killed legislation that sought to allow for the physician-authorized use of cannabis is pending before state lawmakers.
Senate Bill 2396 sought to enact statewide legal protections for qualified patients who are authorized by their physician to engage in cannabis therapy. NORML thanks those of you who took the time to contact your member of the House and urged them to consider this measure.
According to a December 2012 CBS News nationwide telephone poll of 1,100 adults, 83 percent of Americans favor allowing doctors to authorize specified amounts of marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses.
Since 1996, eighteen states and the District of Columbia have approved legislation allowing for the use of cannabis therapy by qualified patients.
NORML will continue to work on behalf of amending marijuana laws in Mississippi and elsewhere.MS SB 2396 , SB 2396 , SB2396
NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.