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


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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