Next Steps For Now-Legal Mississippi Medical Marijuana

By Ben Mitchell (December 3, 2020, 4:26 PM EST) -- Mississippi is the latest state to legalize and approve access to medical marijuana.

The measure, Initiative 65,[1] was approved overwhelmingly by voters on Nov. 3.

A number of bills to authorize medical — and even recreational  — marijuana have been proposed during the last few Mississippi state legislative sessions, but none have garnered much support within the Legislature.

So, with the prospect of medical marijuana legislation looking grim, the campaign Medical Marijuana 2020 sought to have Mississippi voters decide the issue directly.[2]

The campaign gathered thousands of signatures from across the state, which placed Initiative 65 on the November election ballot...

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