State’s top doc to host online town hall meeting on medical marijuana Friday afternoon

Published 8:49 am Friday, October 30, 2020

The state’s top doctor will discuss the future of medical marijuana in Mississippi and answer questions pertaining to Initiative 65 on Friday.

Dr. Thomas Dobbs will host a virtual town hall meeting called “the blunt truth about medical marijuana.” During the online meeting at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Dobbs will be answering questions that were submitted prior to the meeting, which will be broadcasted live on the Department of Health’s Facebook page.

Dr. Dobbs has been vocal about Initiative 65 which would make medical marijuana available to Mississippians under the care of physicians.

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He says he prefers Initiative 65A. This initiative creates a medical marijuana program that would be run by the Mississippi State Department of Health. It would also allow lawmakers to set tax rates and control where pot shops are located among other limitations.