Medical Marijuana Measure Officially Qualifies For Mississippi 2020 Ballot

Medical Marijuana Measure Officially Qualifies For Mississippi 2020 Ballot

A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi has officially qualified for the November ballot. Four months after activists turned in more than 214,000 signatures for the initiative, the secretary of state’s office confirmed on Wednesday that the group amassed more than enough valid submissions to qualify. Under the proposal put forth by Mississippians for Compassionate Care, patients suffering from debilitating medical issues would be able to access cannabis after consulting with a physician and receiving a recommendation. The measure lists 22 qualifying conditions such as cancer, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. Each patient would be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis per 14-day period. There are still additional, procedural steps that must be followed before the measure is formally placed on the ballot. “The initiative was filed with the legislature pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. Section 23-17-29,” Anna Moak, senior counsel and interim communications director with the secretary of state’s office, told Marijuana Moment in an email. Following the submission of the text of the initiative to the legislature, lawmakers now have four months to approve, reject or amend the proposal. Even if the measure is rejected by the legislature, however, it will still appear…

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