1st legal medical marijuana sales are made in Mississippi

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The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Patients have started buying medical marijuana in Mississippi, nearly a year after the products were legalized in the state.

The Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association says the first purchases happened Wednesday in Brookhaven and Oxford.

More than 1,700 patients are enrolled in Mississippi’s medical marijuana program.

A majority of Mississippi voters approved a medical marijuana initiative in November 2020.

The state Supreme Court invalidated it six months later by ruling that the state’s initiative process was outdated and the measure was not put properly on the ballot.

Early in 2022, the Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a medical marijuana law. Establishing regulations and businesses took months.

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1/26/2023 11:23:37 AM (GMT -6:00)

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