Mississippi cannabis dispensaries get Hattiesburg approval – Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg City Council approved two conditional-use zoning variances for cannabis dispensaries in the city, paving the way for a new avenue for medical treatment in Mississippi.

The votes were unanimous.

Ryan Bennett, owner of REV stores in Hattiesburg, Ocean Springs, Meridian and Tupelo, said it will be a welcome addition to patient care.

“This is a big opportunity for us to help people in crisis,” he said. “This is something personal for me. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army so I know a lot of people who have dealt with a lot of issues that we thought this could help. It’s really a passion, not just for me, but for most of our team.”

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