State Representative Dana McLean (R-Columbus) discussed medical marijuana’s future, prison reform and other top priorities the Legislature may consider during a speech Tuesday to the Columbus Rotary Club on at Lion Hills Center.

Elected in 2019 to represent portions of Lowndes and Monroe counties, McLean said she is the first woman ever elected to serve District 39. She discussed medical marijuana legislation that may be presented during the next session of the Legislature in 2022.

In January 2020, Initiative 65 to establish a medical marijuana program was placed on the November ballot after more than 200,000 registered voters signed a petition — almost twice as many signatures as required by law.

Voters approved the amendment to the constitution by an almost 3-to-1 margin.

A lawsuit filed to stop the…

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