Initiative 65

What’s next for medical marijuana in Mississippi?

Last Friday, the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved in November. In their ruling, justices said the process for Initiative 65 was outdated. Therefore, Initiative 65 should have never been on the…

Mississippi lawmakers: Revive initiatives, marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi lawmakers say they want Gov. Tate Reeves to call them back to the Capitol for a special session to revive the state’s initiative process. Others want a chance to quickly revive discussion of a medical…

Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last fall. Six justices ruled that the medical marijuana initiative is void because the state’s initiative process is outdated. Three justices dissented.…

The next steps for Mississippi after vote to legalize medical marijuana

Tuesday, 74 percent of voters chose to approve Initiative 65 as Mississippi joins 35 other states in legalization of medical marijuana. “Mississippians spoke and they spoke very loudly,” says medical marijuana advocate Ronnie Pollard. For Pollard, who’s daughter has used CBD oil in her battle with Leukemia, it was an emotional day. “We have loved […]

Reacting to medical marijuana ballot measures

While the presidential election and state flag referendum highlight the ballot in Mississippi this year, voters will also decide on whether to vote for or against medical marijuana measures as well. Mississippians have decisions to make this fall regarding the…

Jackson County leaders discuss medical marijuana initiative

A proposal to legalize medical marijuana is on the November 3rd ballot for Mississippians. The Medical Marijuana 2020 Campaign drafted the amendment to legalize medical marijuana. They received over 200,000 signatures from Mississippi registered voters. Initiative 65 would allow qualified…