Mississippi Governor Hints At Alternative Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure For 2020

Mississippi Governor Hints At Alternative Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure For 2020

Mississippi’s governor said on Wednesday that he’s opposed to a medical marijuana legalization initiative that’s qualified for the state’s November ballot—but he also hinted at the possibility of the legislature introducing a revised, alternative reform measure. While the secretary of state certified this week that the proposal to establish a medical cannabis system received enough valid signatures to make it on to the 2020 ballot, it’s still subject to a review by lawmakers, who have four months to approve, reject or amend the proposal. Even if the legislature rejects it, the initiative will still go before voters; however, if they choose to submit an alternative measure, that could complicate matters, as voters would then face two competing marijuana questions on the same ballot. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) said that he met with physicians and members of the state’s Board of Health, which opposes the initiative, and reached the conclusion that voters should reject it—with a caveat. Met with physicians and others on the Board of Health who oppose this amendment to our constitution. I agree that we need to defeat this proposal in its current form. https://t.co/DQqM5JGbva — Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) January 8, 2020 “I agree that we need to…

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