Mississippi voters overwhelmingly voted to approve Initiative 65, an initiative placed on the ballot by citizens gathering more than 100,000 signatures of Mississippians wanting the use of medical marijuana to be protected by the Constitution Of Mississippi – by voting to have the constitution amended.
Another, more restrictive version of the Initiative, (Initiative 65a), would have allowed the use of medical marijuana within the state’s borders but only for terminally ill patients.
It also put more restrictions in place that many found to be unnecessary and an overreach or power grab by Mississippi lawmakers that put burdens on suffering constituents that would make it harder and more expensive for them to seek medical relief by using the medicine.
There was also an option to leave marijuana outlawed.
Both measures were soundly defeated.