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The Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance is pushing for Gov. Tate Reeves to call a special session to legalize medical marijuana.Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson said illegal marijuana products brought into the state are also an issue.”This is one of the great challenges of this program; illegal diversions of the rise of an illegal black market,” Gipson said. “We have to be prepared for a major enforcement initiative, and it is going to be in everyone’s communities. Legally or illegally, and we’ve got to be on top of this.” State Rep. Christopher M. Bell said that’s for police to take care of.”I think that’s something that law enforcement, that’s what they’re here for. That’s something that they should be able to deal with, which they have,” Bell said. “Be concerned about getting this program up and running and let law enforcement deal with the legal aspect of medical marijuana.”The state Supreme Court tossed out a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last November. Justices found problems with the initiative process.

The Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance is pushing for Gov. Tate Reeves to call a special session to legalize medical marijuana.

Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson said illegal marijuana products brought into the state are also an issue.

“This is one of the great challenges of this program; illegal diversions of the rise of an illegal black market,” Gipson said. “We have to be prepared for a major enforcement initiative, and it is going to be in everyone’s communities. Legally or illegally, and we’ve got to be on top of this.”

State Rep. Christopher M. Bell said that’s for police to take care of.

“I think that’s something that law enforcement, that’s what they’re here for. That’s something that they should be able to deal with, which they have,” Bell said. “Be concerned about getting this program up and running and let law enforcement deal with the legal aspect of medical marijuana.”

The state Supreme Court tossed out a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last November. Justices found problems with the initiative process.

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