Via Marijuana Moment

As lawmakers haggle over a medical marijuana program to replace one passed by voters but shot down by the Mississippi Supreme Court, state Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson (R) says because marijuana is still federally illegal, he doesn’t want to help oversee any program.

“All of us elected officials took an oath of office to ‘faithfully support the Constitution of the United States…and obey the laws thereof,’” Gipson wrote in a letter to Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R) copied to lawmakers. “[P]lease explain how this office or the Department [of Agriculture] could legally license the growing and/or processing of a marijuana crop in violation of federal law.”

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Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Wants No Part In Medical Marijuana Regulation Due To Federal Law