RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – In keeping with the state legislation, a metropolis can decide out of the processing, sale, cultivation, and/or distribution of medical marijuana and marijuana merchandise inside a metropolis beneath the Mississippi Medical Hashish Act.
Ridgeland is without doubt one of the first cities to make that call. In keeping with Ward 6 Alderman Wesley Hamlin, folks dwelling in Ridgeland can nonetheless get the medicine they want so long as they’ve proof from their doctor. Nevertheless, the choice will inhibit retailer fronts and transactions within the metropolis limits.
Below the Mississippi Medical Hashish Act, a metropolis can resolve to decide again in at any time.
The Ridgeland Alderman mentioned this determination is simply what’s finest for the town right now.
“One of many important causes was as a result of that is new and we don’t actually know the performance of it, the way it’s going to work and stuff. opting out in my view simply provides us the power to observe from a far within the different cities that don’t decide out and see the way it’s working and see the enterprise construction of all of it. so for me it simply provides us a chance to only sort of step again and watch and see the way it working. the great the dangerous the ugly, the professionals the cons.”
Alderman Wesley Hamlin mentioned his constituents assist the choice to briefly decide out of medical hashish enterprise in Ridgeland.
The folks of Ridgeland do possess the power to file a referendum to overturn the choice however the alderman says he doesn’t see this occurring right now.