Miss. gov to mull medicinal marijuana oil proposal

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are sending Gov. Phil Bryant a bill that would legalize a marijuana oil to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

The governor's spokeswoman, Nicole Webb, says Bryant will review the bill when it hits his desk.

Republican Sen. Josh Harkins of Flowood says a family in his district wants access to the oil to reduce the severity of their child's epileptic seizures. Harkins says the oil does not produce a high.

It would be available only by prescription and dispensed through a University of Mississippi Medical Center pharmacy.

The Senate passed the final version of House Bill 1231 (http://bit.ly/1f0nwoX ) on Friday.

The House on Friday also removed a procedural block that a member had put on the bill after it had passed that chamber Thursday.

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