Mississippi Gov. Threatens to Veto Medical Cannabis Reform Bill


2021-12-31 01:00:10 Ganjapreneur


Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said he will not support the Legislature’s medical cannabis reform bill because the proposed patient daily limits are too high, WCBI reports. The governor says he would like to see a patient’s daily allowance cut in half from 3.5 grams daily to 1.75 grams. Mississippi voters passed the medical cannabis initiative in 2019 but it was struck down by the state Supreme Court earlier this year on a signature-gathering technicality. Prior to the Court invalidating the law, lawmakers began work on the backup bill which is now under veto threat by Reeves. If Reeves does ultimately decide to veto, lawmakers may take action to protect the bill they have spent all summer negotiating. “It wouldn’t surprise me if the legislature overrode the veto,” Sen. Brice Wiggins, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Division A and a congressional candidate, said in a Y’all Politics report. Other provisions in the bill include a $5 per ounce excise tax at the point of manufacture and Mississippi’s 7% sales tax would apply to all medical cannabis purchases. Grow facilities would be limited to 100,000 square feet or larger, but the reported square footage must include all vertical shelves and growing areas. Licenses will cost producers $150,000 a year, and be issued through the Department of Health, not the department of Agriculture or Commerce, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported in October. Get daily news insights in your inbox. Subscribe End Authored By: Lukas is a freelance writer and medical cannabis activist who lives in Tacoma. When he’s not writing about cannabis or working to bring a better medical cannabis system to Washington, he likes to DJ, play adaptive sports and volunteer in his Tacoma community. He supports national legalization and the opening up of the medical cannabis market in all 50 states.
据WCBI报道,密西西比州州长泰特·里夫斯(右)表示,他不会支持立法机构的医用大麻改革法案,因为拟议的患者每日限制太高。州长说,他希望看到病人的每日津贴减半,从每天3.5克减至1.75克。 密西西比州选民在2019年通过了医用大麻倡议,但今年早些时候,由于收集签名的技术问题,该倡议被州最高法院驳回。在法院宣布该法律无效之前,立法者开始研究后备法案,该法案现在受到里维斯的否决威胁。 如果里夫斯最终决定否决,立法者可能会采取行动保护他们花了整个夏天谈判的法案。 参议院司法委员会A部主席、国会候选人参议员布莱斯·威金斯(Brice Wiggins)在一份你们所有人的政治报告中表示:“如果立法机构推翻否决,我不会感到惊讶。” 该法案的其他条款包括在制造点征收每盎司5美元的消费税,密西西比州7%的销售税将适用于所有医用大麻的购买。种植设施将限制在10万平方英尺或更大,但报告的平方英尺必须包括所有垂直货架和种植面积。据《密西西比州东北部日报》10月份报道,许可证每年将花费生产者15万美元,并通过卫生部发放,而不是农业部或商务部。 在收件箱中获取每日新闻见解。订阅 结束 作者: 卢卡斯是一名自由作家和医用大麻活动家,住在塔科马。当他不写大麻或努力将更好的医用大麻系统带到华盛顿时,他喜欢在他的塔科马社区做DJ、适应性运动和志愿者。他支持全国合法化和在所有50个州开放医用大麻市场。