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Mississippi Voters Legalize Medical Marijuana

Amendment 65, favored by marijuana reform advocates, passes by wide margin

 

Washington, D.C. - November 4, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Mississippi voters have approved a constitutional ballot initiative to establish a medical marijuana program for patients with debilitating conditions. Mississippi becomes the 36th state to enact a medical marijuana law.

"It is great to see that the tides of change are continuing to flow across the country and now they have come to Mississippi," said Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, which was founded in 1995 and has played a central role in eight state-level legalization victories over the past eight years. "As we saw in Utah in 2018, and as we see in Mississippi this year, medical marijuana can pass in any state in the country."

Mississippi is one of two states, along with South Dakota, that approved medical marijuana ballot initiatives this November. South Dakota also voted on legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and over, along with Arizona, New Jersey, and Montana. The initiatives in New Jersey and Arizona were approved with strong margins by voters earlier tonight. Advocates are awaiting final results in Montana and South Dakota.

Heading into Election Day, 34 states had legalized medical marijuana, and 11 states had legalized marijuana for adults 21 and over.

About MPP:

The Marijuana Policy Project is the nation's leading cannabis policy organization. It has been advocating for federal cannabis reform since its founding in 1995, and it has played a leading role in the majority of state-level cannabis victories over the past two decades. For more information, visit https://www.mpp.org.


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