MBCB's position on medical marijuanaPosted by On

drugs smoking marijuanaAs Mississippians prepare to decide whether to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the state’s Baptist Convention Board explains why it doesn’t think either ballot initiative should be approved.

The state has two initiatives involving medical marijuana on the November ballot. Initiative 65 would allow for 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana that would be taxed at the state sales tax rate (seven percent as of 2020), and the cost for medical marijuana patient ID cards would be capped at $50. The Mississippi Department of Health would be the administrating agency. As for the ability to smoke marijuana in public places, that would be prohibited.

Initiative 65A, which was created by the Mississippi Legislature in opposition to Initiative 65, seeks to restrict the allowance to smoke marijuana to terminally ill patients. Details on qualifying…

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