Mississippi Voters Want To Impeach Justices Who Overturned Medical Marijuana, Poll Shows

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Voters also want lawmakers to hold a special session to pass new medical cannabis legislation that mirrors the now-invalidated ballot measure, the survey found. By Bobby Harrison, Mississippi Today A strong majority oppose last week’s state Supreme Court decision striking down both a voter initiative that approved medical marijuana and the entire process that Mississippians can gather signatures to place an issue on the ballot for voters to decide. The poll also found strong support for Gov. Tate Reeves calling a special session to give legislators the opportunity to reverse the actions of the Supreme Court. While Reeves has not called a special session, a diverse set of politicians ranging from Republicans Speaker Philip Gunn and Secretary of State Michael Watson to Democratic Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley to House Democratic Leader Robert Johnson have voiced support for one. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, who presides over the Senate, has not commented on whether he supports a special session. Only 22% of Mississippi voters in the survey agree with the MS Supreme Court decision to overturn the election on Medical Marijuana. The criticism is bipartisan—only 29% of Trump/Reeves voters agree with the decision. — Chism Strategies (@ChismStrat) May 18, 2021 The Supreme Court took the rare step of releasing the controversial decision on Friday afternoon. The poll was conducted quickly after that by Mississippi-based Chism Strategies. Chism had done work for supporters of the medical marijuana initiative that was approved by voters this past November. The poll found almost 60.9 percent of respondents opposed the Supreme Court decision while 22.3 percent support it. In addition, 59.6 percent support the governor calling a special session on medical marijuana while 20.2 percent oppose such an effort. Of the 905 Mississippians polled, 69.3 percent voted in favor of medical marijuana this past…

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