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Medical marijuana becoming a reality in Mississippi

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Mississippi will be joining the majority of U.S. states that allow the use of medical marijuana by its residents.

Almost three-quarters of the state’s voters approved Initiative 65 Tuesday, putting the use of the herb into the state constitution and its control into the hands of the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The proposal gained the signatures of more than 228,000 Mississippians to put the initiative on the ballot after years of inaction by state legislators.

Under the proposed amendment, doctors will be able to prescribe marijuana for a number of debilitating conditions, including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, glaucoma and more.

MSDH is tasked with implementing and administering the rules and regulations for dispensing marijuana.

You can read the entire proposal here.

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