Group hands over signatures to legalize medical marijuana

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Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted the signatures Wednesday which now must be reviewed and signatures certified.

Activist Ashley Durval registered the Medical Marijuana 2020 initiative last year .
Durval’s daughter, Harper Grace, hasn’t been able to receive marijuana extract oil for treatment of her rare form of epilepsy.

A 2014 law named for Harper Grace nixed the oil from the state’s banned substances list.
Others, including Gov. Phil Bryant, say there’s a lack of scientific evidence proving the benefits of marijuana treatment outweigh any risks.

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