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.
We did it! We are beyond excited to share that the Secretary of State has officially qualified Ballot Initiative 65 to be on the November 2020 ballot! Patients in MS who suffer from debilitating conditions are a step closer to having access to this alternative treatment option! pic.twitter.com/QPMJOTbbRi
— Medical Marijuana 2020 (@medmarijuanams) January 8, 2020
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.