Medical Marijuana 2020

Steering Committee

Who Supports Medical Marijuana 2020?

Steering Committee


support for medical marijuana 2020

Below is a list of medical and health care professionals, law enforcement representatives, leaders in the faith community, veterans and other prominent professionals who believe medical marijuana would be a beneficial treatment option to qualifying patients in Mississippi who have debilitating medical conditions. 

1. Barbara Allen – Harrison County Republican Party Executive Committee
2. Debra Allen, MSN, RN
 – President, Mississippi Nurses Association
3. David Armstrong – Former Prosecutor, Mayor and Candidate for U.S. Congress
4. Haley Arndt – Former Prosecutor
5. Todd Barrett, R. Ph. – Past President, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy
6. James M. Bateman – President, EnviroTurf Services, LLC
7. Rep. Chris Bell (D) – Mississippi Legislature
8. William M. Billingsley – Retired Home Health Care Executive; Veteran, Officer in the Army Medical Service Corps.
9. Rep. Joel Bomgar (R) – Mississippi Legislature
10. SSG Nathan Boyd – Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom
11. Pat Bruce – Chairman, Madison County Conservative Coalition
12. Matthew Burrow – Vice President, America’s Liberty PAC
13. Grant Callen – Nonprofit CEO
14. Kayla Carr, MSN, RN, FNP-C – Assistant Professor of Nursing
15. Juan Cloy – Former Assistant Police Chief, Police Union President, FBI Task Force Agent, Master Law Enforcement Instructor, and SWAT Team Leader
16. D.A. Scott Colom – District Attorney, 16th Judicial District, Mississippi
17. BJ Cougle, PharmD – Owner, BJ’s Family Pharmacy
18. Rep. Dana Criswell (R) – Mississippi Legislature
19. Dr. Kenneth I. Cronin, M.D. – Diplomate, American Board of Addiction Medicine
20. Ronnie Crudup Jr. – Executive Director, New Horizon Ministries, Inc.
21. Jason Dean, Ph. D. – Chair, State Board of Education
22. Mayor Shea Dobson (R) – City of Ocean Springs
23. Christy Dunaway – Former Executive Director, LIFE of Mississippi, Disability Rights Advocacy
24. Ashley Durval – Harper Grace’s Mom and Healthcare Activist
25. Dr. Timothy D. Estes, M.D., CMD – Certified Medical Director, Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
26. Spence Flatgard – Attorney
27. Neil Forbes - Partner at HORNE, LLP,  U.S. Army Veteran, former Deputy Sheriff
28. Dr. Kate Fouquier, CNM, PhD, FACNM – Associate Professor of Nursing
29. Leigh Gault, BSN, RN – Cardiology Nurse
30. Gerard Gibert – Business Executive
31. Bishop Duncan Gray – Retired Episcopal Bishop of Mississippi
32. Dr. James Griffin, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative
33. Lt. Col. (Ret.) David Hamby, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AG/ACNP-BC – Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
34. Dr. Claude Harbarger, M.D. – Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology (ENT), UMMC
35. Arnie Hederman – Partner, Clearwater Group; Former Chairman, Mississippi Republican Party
36. Dr. Phyllis Hollenbeck, M.D., FAAFP – Author & Primary Care Physician
37. Rep. Abe Hudson (D) – Mississippi Legislature
38. Kenneth Wayne Jones – Former State Senator, Alderman & Veteran. Business Coordinator, Mississippi Quality Concepts, LLC
39. Kevin Jones – President, Parkinson’s Disease Association, Mississippi Chapter
40. Rep. Kabir Karriem (D) – Mississippi Legislature
41. Dr. Sharon T. LaRose, M.D. – Board Certified Psychiatrist
42. Francis Lee – President & CEO, Tower Loan; Member, Mississippi Republican Party Executive Committee
43. Dr. Lishia Lee, PhD, RN-BC – Associate Professor of Nursing
44. Dr. Philip Levin, M.D., FACEP – President, Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
45. Tim Mask - President, MWB Creative
46. Dr. Barry McCay, M.D. – Diagnostic Radiologist
47. Sarah McGraw, RN, MSN – Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner
48. Dr. Jule P. Miller III, M.D. – Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
49. James Moore – Former Alderman & Reserve Police Officer – Petal, MS
50. Tim Moore – President & CEO, Mississippi Hospital Association
51. Dr. Jack Moriarity, M.D. – Neurosurgeon
52. Dr. Katherine Patterson, M.D., FAAFP – Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
53. Michael Preston, LPC, LMFT – Owner, Jackson Family Counseling
54. Jon Pritchett – President & CEO, Mississippi Center for Public Policy
55. Conner Reeves - Former General Counsel, Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA)
56. Rev. Dr. CJ Rhodes – President, Clergy for Prison Reform
57. Rep. Rob Roberson (R) – Mississippi Legislature
58. Paul Robinson – President, Jenna Robinson Charities
59. Lissa Ruhl, RN, CCM – Rehabilitation Nurse
60. Dr. Michael L. Sanders, M.D, CPE – Primary Care Physician, Face Value Health DPC, PLLC
61. Paula Shamsie – Executive Director, ALS Association, Mississippi Chapter
62. Rep. Jeff Smith (R) – Mississippi Legislature
63. Councilman De'Keither Stamps (D) – Councilman, City of Jackson; Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
64. Jordan F. Starnes - CFO, The Consulting Group 
65. Rev. Seth Still, Lead Planting Pastor, Crosstown Fellowship Church, PCA – Cleveland, MS
66. Jeanne J. Tate – Chairperson, Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation
67. Kari Thomas – Former Police Officer
68. Marilyn Tinnin – Founder, Mississippi Christian Living
69. Tres Townsend – Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi
70. Dr. Jack Walters, M.D. – Board Certified Physician, Anesthesiology/Pain Management
71. Dr. Eric Warren, M.D. – Board Certified Psychiatrist
72. Jimmy Williams – Retired Police Officer – Oxford, MS
73. Sen. Chuck Younger (R) – Mississippi Legislature


Join the Campaign

The proposed initiative will be on the general election ballot in November 2020 following the collection of more than 86,000 signatures. Click below for information on how you can sign the petition to make medical marijuana available to qualifying patients who have debilitating medical conditions.

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