Mississippi House amends a Medical Marijuana Bill

Mississippi House approves amended medical marijuana bill, sending it back to Senate

The Mississippi House of Representatives approved an amended version of the Senate's medical marijuana bill, lowering the amount of cannabis a person can purchase each month.

The House voted 104-14 in favor of the bill after over an hour of spirited debate.

The bill will head back to the Senate where the changes can either be accepted or the two chambers can negotiate a compromise.

"This bill has been vetted probably more than any bill in my history for sure," said Rep. Lee Yancey, R-Brandon, chair of the House Drug Policy Committee.

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Yancey and Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven, worked closely on the language of the bill through last summer and fall.