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