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Medical ‘pot’ advocacy groups cite big upsides in Mississippi plan

By TED CARTER The wide-open nature of Medical Marijuana Campaign 2020’s model for a Mississippi medical marijuana sector gets a wrap-around hug from cannabis advocacy organizations and business groups. “We like so far what we see out of Mississippi,” said Erik Altieri, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML. That affection comes from ...

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Medical cannabis could be opportunity for bankers – but a risky one

By TED CARTER Mississippi bankers can gain rewards in a medical marijuana market but risk a possible shift in U.S. Treasury Department policy that could harm their institutions. Any jeopardy posed by the 1970 Controlled Substance Act aside, the chief executive of leading U.S. legal cannabis payments provider CanPay expects at least one or more Mississippi community banks or credit ...

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Grantham to address Rotary members on medical marijuana

The Sept. 19 speaker at the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club is Jamie Grantham. Jamie is the Communications Director for the Medical Marijuana 2020 Campaign. She has served previously in a variety of marketing, communication, and development positions, including at First Liberty in Plano, Texas, and The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. She serves as the public spokesperson for the campaign, in ...

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Signatures may get medical pot on Mississippi 2020 ballot

A Mississippi group advocating for medical marijuana legalization has turned in more than 105,000 signatures to get the initiative on the ballot next year. News outlets report Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted the signatures Wednesday to the secretary of state’s office, which now must review and certify the signatures. The group and activist Ashley Durval registered the Medical Marijuana 2020 ...

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Speaker to discuss medical marijuana in Ridgeland

The speaker at the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club for Thursday, Aug. 22, will be Dr. Kenneth Cleveland.  Dr. Cleveland is a native of Alabama and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as Chief Surgical Resident in 2001.  He since has practiced medicine in Mississippi in surgical and administrative capacities.  He comes to the Mississippi Board of Medical ...

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Free market approach proposed for medicinal marijuana program in Mississippi

By BECKY GILLETTE When Mississippi launched its casino industry in 1992, it decided to use the free market approach rather than having only a limited number of licenses available. An initiative for a proposed constitutional amendment to set up a medical marijuana program in Mississippi takes a similar free-market approach. “We are coming later to the game, but there are ...

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Georgia legalizes medical pot, limits use to 8 ailments

ATLANTA — To the squeals of sick children and thunderous applause from their parents, an emotional Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that immediately legalizes the use of medical marijuana in Georgia to treat eight serious medical conditions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. House Bill 1, sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, makes it legal for people to possess up to ...

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Ridgeland limits pot, e-cigs in businesses

RIDGELAND — The city of Ridgeland is putting restrictions on businesses seeking permits to sell electronic cigarettes. The restrictions are the same as those put on pawn shops, nail salons and tattoo parlors. Future businesses that wish to open up retail stores for electronic cigarettes will go through a longer permitting process before receiving a license to operate. For good ...

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