Mississippi Voters Choose Citizen-Led Medical Marijuana Initiative Over Lawmakers’ Proposal

Mississippi voters comfortably approved a citizen-led initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state, despite fears the two-step ballot process might confuse voters. Voters were first asked whether Mississippi should allow medical marijuana, to which 68 percent said yes. They were then asked whether they prefer the medical marijuana proposal [...]

2020-11-18T11:12:16-07:00November 18, 2020|

Marijuana Legalization Sweeps the Board at the 2020 Elections

The presidential election may be a close call, but residents of Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota overwhelmingly voted to legalize recreational cannabis. Mississippi voters said yes to medical marijuana, and voted three to one for Initiative 65 – a citizen-led proposal for the state’s medical marijuana program – [...]

2020-11-09T04:12:53-07:00November 9, 2020|

Mississippi Medical Marijuana Initiative Nears Signature Target

Marijuana activists in Mississippi have collected around two-thirds of the signatures required to ensure a medical marijuana initiative is included on the state's 2020 ballot. The submission deadline is this coming September. Once they have reached the 86,185 signatures required to qualify for the ballot, the signatures will be submitted [...]

2019-06-24T00:55:52-07:00June 24, 2019|

Mississippians Could Vote on Medical Marijuana in November 2020

“Should Mississippi allow qualified patients with debilitating medical conditions as certified by Mississippi licensed physicians use medical marijuana?” This is the question that could end up on the November 2020 election ballot, if the Medical Marijuana 2020 campaign collects the 86,000 signatures required by state law. So far, it has [...]

2019-04-26T08:46:01-07:00April 25, 2019|

Dog Brings Her Owner a Trophy: Marijuana

As the old saying goes: “When a dog bites a man, that is not news. When a man bites a dog, that is news.” So what about when a man leaves marijuana out in the open and a dog brings it home? Police in Laurel, Miss., were stumped in March [...]

2019-10-10T11:17:38-07:00May 1, 2016|

24 States Considering Legalization This Year

More than 20 states could vote to legalize marijuana in November, according to recent news reports. That means 2016 could be the biggest year yet for cannabis reform. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that elections officials in 19 states have already received petitions to legalize the drug for recreation or [...]

2018-09-12T10:59:51-07:00February 28, 2016|

Could Mississippi Legalize Marijuana?

It’s probably a long shot, but marijuana advocates in Mississippi are giving it a go anyway. A group called Mississippi for Cannabis has filed a petition seeking to legalize the drug. The proposal has been in the works for a while, so it wasn’t much of a surprise. And the [...]

2018-09-12T11:14:54-07:00November 9, 2014|