If no special session, Legislative Black Caucus plans to author their own medical marijuana bill. 

The Special Select Committee of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus held a hearing on medical marijuana on Tuesday after rumors that a potential special session is around the corner.

“The hearing will help us meaningfully evaluate legislation that has been crafted in the event of a special session. And should the session not materialize, the Caucus will use the information provided during the hearing to prepare its own medical marijuana bill,” said MLBC Chairwoman Senator Angela Turner Ford.

Speakers for the day include Dr. Larry Walker, Director Emeritus of the National Center for Natural Products Research, Research Professor Emeritus in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at University of Mississippi Medical Center and State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.