Sheriff, lawmaker call medical marijuana resolution 'unsafe'Posted by On

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) – A Republican state representative, a sheriff and a Mississippi Board of Health official on Monday urged those who support some form of medical marijuana in Mississippi to vote for the more restrictive of the two proposals that will appear on the ballot in November.

Rep. Jill Ford, Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker and Ed Langton of the Mississippi Board of Health are against medical marijuana and said Initiative 65, which earned its place on the ballot by a citizen petition, is dangerous, allows “pot shops” to pop up in the state near schools and churches and increases access for people who will abuse the drug.

“Law enforcement is overburdened…

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