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Medical marijuana shops can now sell recreational product in Jackson

Medical marijuana shops can now sell recreational product in Jackson

Medical marijuana shops in Jackson are now able to sell recreational marijuana, too. The amendment to the city’s marijuana ordinance was passed 5-1 by the City Council at its virtual meeting, Tuesday, May 12. Councilman Freddie Dancy, Ward 2, voted against the amendment. Shops already selling medical marijuana can now apply and more easily transition

Medical marijuana shops in Jackson are now able to sell recreational marijuana, too.

The amendment to the city’s marijuana ordinance was passed 5-1 by the City Council at its virtual meeting, Tuesday, May 12. Councilman Freddie Dancy, Ward 2, voted against the amendment.

Shops already selling medical marijuana can now apply and more easily transition to sell recreational — also called adult use — marijuana, in the same building, Mayor Derek Dobies said. The shops must follow state laws in dividing medical and recreational business.

“We were one of the first cities to opt into adult-use marijuana back when it first passed the state,” Dobies said.

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