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Podcast: Dem House leader: Pass medical marijuana and move on to other key issues



Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez (credit: Mississippi House of Representatives)

Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, the House minority leader, tells Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender it is time to focus on spending the $1.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan funds on pressing state needs such as health care, aid for essential workers, broadband, water and sewer. To do that, he said, a special session is needed to quickly deal with legalizing medical marijuana.

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