Marijuana advocate pulls support for Mississippi initiative

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana says a threat prompted him to withdraw his offer to pay supporters of Mississippi’s petition drive to gather signatures on petitions for a statewide election.

Jeremy Bufford of Medical Marijuana United in Tampa, Florida, offered in April to pay $1 to $2 for each certified signature.

Kelly Jacobs of DeSoto County, who initiated the Ballot Initiative 48 drive, told The Commercial Appeal that Bufford sent an email saying he was dropping out because of a threat.