The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office today certified the signatures to qualify the medical marijuana initiative to be on the ballot in November 2020.

Initiative 65 will ask voters, “Should Mississippi allow qualified patients with debilitating medical conditions, as certified by Mississippi licensed physicians, to use medical marijuana?”

The proposal is to amend the state Constitution to allow patients with debilitating medical conditions to use medical marijuana. The amendment would allow medical marijuana to be provided only by licensed treatment centers, and the Mississippi State Department of Health would regulate and enforce the provisions of this amendment.

 

The initiative must receive a majority of the total votes cast, as well as more than 40% of the total votes cast in the election.