2014 Mississippi Code
Title 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 29 - POISONS, DRUGS AND OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Article 3 - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES LAW
§ 41-29-136 - Harper Grace's Law; legal possession, use, research, cultivation, processing, dispensing, prescribing or administration of cannabidiol; restrictions [Repealed effective July 1, 2017]

MS Code § 41-29-136 (2014) What's This?

(1) "CBD oil" means processed cannabis plant extract, oil or resin that contains more than fifteen percent (15%) cannabidiol, or a dilution of the resin that contains at least fifty (50) milligrams of cannabidiol per milliliter, but not more than one-half of one percent (0.5%) of tetrahydrocannabinol.

(2) (a) CBD oil may only be obtained on the order of a physician who is licensed to practice in Mississippi and administered to a patient by or under the direction or supervision of the physician.

(b) (i) The CBD oil must be obtained from or tested by the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi and dispensed by the Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

(ii) The patient or the patient's parent, guardian or custodian must execute a hold-harmless agreement that releases from liability the state and any division, agency, institution or employee thereof involved in the research, cultivation, processing, dispensing, prescribing or administration of CBD oil.

(c) The National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, the Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at Mississippi State University are the only entities authorized to produce or possess cannabidiol for research.

(3) (a) Research of CBD oil under this section must comply with the provisions of Section 41-29-125 regarding lawful possession of controlled substances, of Section 41-29-137 regarding record-keeping requirements relative to the dispensing, use or administration of controlled substances, and of Section 41-29-133 regarding inventory requirements, insofar as they are applicable.

(b) The National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, the Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at Mississippi State University are authorized to pursue any federal permits or waivers necessary to conduct the programs authorized under this section.

(4) (a) In a prosecution for the unlawful possession of marihuana under the laws of this state, it is an affirmative and complete defense to prosecution that:

(i) The defendant suffered from a debilitating epileptic condition or related illness and the use or possession of CBD oil was pursuant to the order of a physician as authorized under this section; or

(ii) The defendant is the parent, guardian or custodian of an individual who suffered from a debilitating epileptic condition or related illness and the use or possession of CBD oil was pursuant to the order of a physician as authorized under this section.

(b) An agency of this state or a political subdivision thereof, including any law enforcement agency, may not initiate proceedings to remove a child from the home based solely upon the possession or use of CBD oil by the child or parent, guardian or custodian of the child as authorized under this section.

(c) An employee of the state or any division, agency, institution thereof involved in the research, cultivation, processing, dispensing, prescribing or administration of CBD oil shall not be subject to prosecution for unlawful possession, use, distribution or prescription of marihuana under the laws of this state for activities arising from or related to the use of CBD oil in the treatment of individuals diagnosed with a debilitating epileptic condition under this section.

(5) This section shall be known as "Harper Grace's Law."

(6) This section shall stand repealed from and after July 1, 2017.

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