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Lincoln County opts in to Mississippi’s medical marijuana program

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Lincoln County has officially joined the 64 other counties across Mississippi to opt in to the state’s new medical marijuana program.

After the passing of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act of 2022 (Senate Bill 2095) earlier this year, cities and counties had until May to decide whether or not to opt out of the program. After the deadline passed, a total of 19 counties had chosen to not allow dispensaries, including Lincoln County.

Since then, residents from Lincoln County have expressed that they wished to reverse the decision, fulfilling the needed amount of signatures to petition for a special election.

On Tuesday, voters from across the county cast their vote on the issue, with unofficial results showing 1,387 votes for and 1,203 votes against.

Now, the decision made by the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors will be overturned, allowing medical marijuana to be within county limits as the program begins to ramp up in Mississippi.

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