Vicksburg proceeding with medical marijuana program

Vicksburg proceeding with medical marijuana program

Some calling health department regulations restrictive



16 WAPT’S KARA PETERS SPOKE WITH ONE ORGANIZATION ON THEIR REACTION TO THE RULES. AS MISSISSIPPI CITIES AND COUNTIES APPROACH THE MAY 3RD DEADLINE TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WANT TO OPT IN OR OUT OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM, CITIES LIKE VICKSBURG DECIDING TO MOVEORWA F. GEORGE FLAGGS JR- MAYOR OF VICKG SB 2:22-2:29″ WE THINK WE CAN BRING A SAFE PRODUCT TO THIS COMMUNITY, ANY PRODUCT THAT CAN HELP THE MEDIL NEEDS OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.” CITIES OPPOSING THE PROGRAM ON THE OTHER HAN D, SUCH AS CLINTON, RIDGELAND AND BRANDON. THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RELEASING A LIST OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS LAST WEE K. BASED ON TESTING FACILITIES, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING, AND WORK PERMITS. ONE SECTION IN PARTICULAR, RAISING QUESTIONS. MELVIN ROBINSON III- COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA DIRECTOR, MSTCA 1:33-1:45 THE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING RULES D AN REGULATIONS, WE FIND THEM VERY RESTRICTIVE. IN A LOT OF WAYS, A LOT OF BUSINESSES WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY ADVERTISE THEIR SERVICES FOR THEIR GOODS.” ACCORDING TO THE DOCUMENTS RELEASED, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING IS LIMITED TO PLATFORMS SUCH AS BILLBOARDS, SOCIAL MEDIA , NEWSPAPERS, AND TELEVISION. OTHER REGULATIONS LISTED INCLUDE EMPLOYING PEOPLE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD, AND ADHERING TO CERTN AI GUIDELINES FOR TINRAING AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE TESTING FACILITIES STILL, ROBINSON SAYS T HE HOPE IS FOR PEOPLE TO NOT SHY AWAY FROM THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS GROWING INDUSTRY AND PRODUCT . MELVIN ROBINSON II I- COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA DIRECTOR, MSTCA 2:13-2:26 “WE UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE FEEL ABT OU CANNABISN ITHE STATE AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT, BUT PEOPLE HAVE TO REALIZE THAT THIS IS MEA DICAL PRODUC T. AND IT BEING A MEDICAL PRODUCT, THAT MEANS IT’S GOING TO BE USED FOR HEALTHCARE, AND PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS HEALTHCARE.” AN INDUSTRY THAT MAYOR FLAGGS SUPPORTS. GEORGE FLAGGS JR- MAYOR OF VICKSBURG “I THINK THE LEGISLATION WAS GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY I THINK ITS A REVENUE SOURCE AND AT THE SAME TIME IT

Vicksburg proceeding with medical marijuana program

Some calling health department regulations restrictive

A deadline in the state’s medical marijuana program is approaching.Mississippi cities and towns have until May 3 to decide if they will opt out of the program.Cities like Vicksburg have decided to move forward with the program.”We think we can bring a safe product to this community, any product that can help the medical needs of people in our community,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said. One section is raising questions. Melvin Robinson III is with the Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association. “The advertising and marketing rules and regulations, we find them very restrictive. In a lot of ways, a lot of businesses wouldn’t be able to actually advertise their services for their goods,” Robinson said. Other regulations listed include employing people at least 21 years old and adhering to certain guidelines for training and development within the testing facilities. The health department said public comments on regulations can be directly submitted to them by Friday night.

A deadline in the state’s medical marijuana program is approaching.

Mississippi cities and towns have until May 3 to decide if they will opt out of the program.

Cities like Vicksburg have decided to move forward with the program.

“We think we can bring a safe product to this community, any product that can help the medical needs of people in our community,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said.

The Mississippi State Department of Health released a list of proposed regulations last week. One section is raising questions.

Melvin Robinson III is with the Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association.

“The advertising and marketing rules and regulations, we find them very restrictive. In a lot of ways, a lot of businesses wouldn’t be able to actually advertise their services for their goods,” Robinson said.

Other regulations listed include employing people at least 21 years old and adhering to certain guidelines for training and development within the testing facilities.

The health department said public comments on regulations can be directly submitted to them by Friday night.

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