medical marijuana

Mississippi negotiators reach proposal on medical marijuana

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi House and Senate negotiators say they agree a proposed medical marijuana program. Leaders are expected to ask Republican Gov. Tate Reeves to call the Legislature into session to put…

Mississippi lawmakers work toward medical marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two Mississippi lawmakers are continuing to work on proposals to create a medical marijuana program, two months after the state Supreme Court invalidated one that voters had approved. Republican Sen. Kevin Blackwell of Southaven and Republican…

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 In their ruling, justices said the process for Initiative 65 was outdated.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 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 Six justices ruled that the medical marijuana initiative is void because the state’s initiative process is outdated.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.…

Mississippi marijuana proposal hits snag over public notice

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi secretary of state says signature gathering will be delayed for a broad-based marijuana legalization proposal because of an error in notifying the public. Initiative 77 would legalize cultivation,…

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 […]

Mississippians vote to legalize medical marijuana

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippians have voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana, opting for the less restrictive of two proposals on this year’s ballot. Initiative 65 amends the Mississippi Constitution to allow the prescription by a doctor of up…

Medical Marijuana on the ballots in Mississippi

Mississippi will choose between two medical marijuana ballot questions today. Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A would both legalize medical marijuana, but with different approaches. Initiative 65 would allow a doctor to prescribe up to five ounces of…

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…

Medical Marijuana on the 2020 ballot

Today, the Medical Marijuana Campaign of 2020 with Initiative 65 met in Gulfport for a briefing on the upcoming options for the November election. Initiative 65 proposes to amend the Mississippi Constitution to allow qualified patients with debilitating medical conditions,…

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…

Medical Marijuana Initiative reaches signature goal

The Medical Marijuana 2020 Initiative for Mississippi officially reached its signature goal and will be placed on the ballot in the 2020 election. It received more than 80,000 signatures. This initiative would allow the growth and distribution of medical marijuana…

Medical Marijuana 2020 collecting signatures

The Medical Marijuana 2020 Initiative for Mississippi is eyeing their signature goal before the September 6th deadline. Representatives from the group say that they have obtained over 57,000 signatures, leaving them with a little over 29,000 signatures left to appear…

Mississippi and Medical Marijuana

Sixty-eight percent of the nation has approved medical marijuana and Mississippi is still not one of them. Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson has taken a strong stance in the campaign for medical marijuana. Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson has taken…