Mississippi Independent Cannabis Association visits the state capital

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – Several medical marijuana stakeholders will be in the state capital on Wednesday, February 1st.

The Mississippi Independent Cannabis Association has invited local cannabis business owners and operators from across the state of Mississippi to gather in the state capital.

The Capital Day event gives small business owners in the cannabis industry the opportunity to discuss amendments to Mississippi House Bill 1158. This bill includes important changes to Mississippi’s medical marijuana law enacted last year.

“We’re inundated with applications from out of state, and these guys as soon as they make a win, they’re out of state,” said Pete Stokes, executive director of MICA. “These locals, if their business is successful, you will see it prosper. They’re going to buy cars here, they’re going to buy houses here, they’re going to buy groceries here, so all of that affects our economy.”

“We are very pleased that the legislature is receptive to our message, that they are listening to us, that they are bringing changes to the bill for us, and that local businesses have the opportunity to thrive and we can elevate this market,” added he added Stokes.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday morning at 8am.

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