Mississippi heads for potentially close November vote on medical cannabis legalization

Mississippi heads for potentially close November vote on medical cannabis legalization

A business-friendly medical marijuana initiative with no license caps in the Deep South state of Mississippi faces a high hurdle in November, but even modest support could sway legislators in neighboring conservative states to be more open to legalizing MJ markets.

Lawmakers put forth a restrictive competing measure, and the state’s election code spells out high voting thresholds when two initiatives of the same topic are on the ballot.

However, a survey earlier this year by a California polling firm shows surprising support for the more liberal initiative – and a potentially close vote for passage.

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Published at Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:57:39 +0000

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