Clarence Cocroft II, owner of Tru Source Medical Cannabis is suing Mississippi regulators over the state's marijuana advertising banreports The Associated Press. Cocroft, represented by the Institute for Justice, sued the leaders of the Department of Health, Department of Revenue and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Bureau.

In February 2022, Mississippi became the 37th in the union to legalize medical marijuana, but with the legalization came specific rules, and one of them concerns advertising. Cocroft’s attorneys are now arguing that the state’s ban on medical marijuana advertising in any media actually violates dispensary owner’s First Amendment rights.

“The Department’s complete ban on advertising and marketing in any media violates the First Amendment of the United …

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