Medical Cannabis to be on the Ballot in Mississippi for 2020
A proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi has qualified for the 2020 ballot. NORML reports that the Mississippi Secretary of State informed the legislature on Tuesday that petitioners had garnered enough signatures to place the measure (Measure 65) on the ballot for voters to decide in November.
The measure proposes a constitutional amendment that would establish a state-licensed network of dispensaries. As written, the measure does not limit the number of dispensaries in the state and prohibits local municipalities from limiting or impairing the reasonable availability of medical cannabis. The deadline for state officials to start issuing licenses for retail dispensaries is August 15, 2021 in the proposal.