New initiative to legalize pot gets rolling

Six states recently approved recreational or medical marijuana use. Mississippi could have had it on the ballot, but Initiative 48 didn’t get enough signatures.

However, the effort to legalize pot in the Magnolia State is far from over, as Initiative 60 begins to roll out.

David Singletary – whose alter ego is known as “Bud Hemp” – is taking his cannabis-promoting trailer everywhere he goes. For the executive director of the Mississippi Cannabis Coalition, it’s almost a religious calling.

“This is a mission from God for me,” Singletary said. “I encourage everybody to read the Bible from front to back and you won’t find cannabis listed in there anywhere. The Jesus I believe in believes in compassion and moderation.”