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Mississippi Edition - 6/6/2022 - A Cannabis Patient's Story of Influence
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State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven, lead negotiator, holds a tube containing a cigarette and a rolled hemp cigarette to illustrate to lawmakers what specific portions of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Equivalency Units would look like during his presentation of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act. Patients and providers can now apply to the program.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

Gregg Turk wasn't exactly prepared when he rose to speak at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen in Philadelphia in April.  But the stage-four lung cancer patient showed up with his son because he heard the city officials were re-considering a vote they made to opt out of the state's medical cannabis program.  Gregg Turk shares what happened next with MPB's Rhonda Dunaway.