In 2014, along with other traditionally conservative states, Mississippi passed a law allowing for the limited use of certain types of medical marijuana. Since 1968, Ole Miss has been the sole producer of federally legal marijuana in the United States. Each month, under the government’s Compassionate Investigational New Drug program, federal authorities send four patients about 300 pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes, filled with marijuana grown at Ole Miss. Mississippi is one of the 20 states that have decriminalized — or, in four cases, legalized — personal use marijuana possession. First offense possession of 30 grams (a little more than an ounce) is punishable by a $250 fine instead of jail time and a civil summons as opposed to arrest, as long as the offender provides proof of identity and a written promise to appear in court.