Miss. Justices Order State To Respond To Med. Pot Challenge

By Abraham Gross (October 27, 2020, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's secretary of state to respond to a city's challenge of a medical marijuana ballot initiative that argues the measure violated a constitutional limit on qualifying signatures per congressional district.

The court ordered Mississippi Republican Secretary of State Michael Watson to respond by Wednesday to the city of Madison's claims that Initiative 65 breached the requirement that a congressional district's qualifying votes for a voter initiative constitute no more than one-fifth of the total signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.

Initiative 65 would authorize the use of medical cannabis for qualifying medical conditions,...

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