Final November, 74% of Mississippi voters approved adopting a medical marijuana program. For some, like 25-year-old Austin Calhoun, the choice felt like a ticket again residence.
Calhoun spent most of his senior 12 months of highschool bedridden attributable to Lyme illness. He met with 20 native docs to attempt to discover aid for his signs however ultimately made the choice to maneuver to Colorado in 2015 so he may get a medical marijuana prescription to assist preserve his illnesses — like seizures, continual nausea and vomiting, and arthritis — beneath management.
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“I began making preparations to promote my home,” Calhoun stated after listening to concerning the voters’ resolution. “Round Could, I made a decision it was time for me to only come again residence and be with my household.”
In Could, nonetheless, Mississippi’s State Supreme Court docket struck down the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative, ruling this system void as a result of state’s initiative course of being outdated.
Alabama and Louisiana have each carried out or prolonged their own medical marijuana programs just lately. However whereas some in Mississippi really feel each states received the momentum to move their laws attributable to their efforts, Mississippi is now again at sq. one.
Lawmakers are hopeful to have a brand new invoice drafted by the tip of summer time.
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