Marijuana Legalization Initiative Hits Mississippi

Group plots ballot measure for 2016


A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi. The group, Mississippi for Cannabis, is hoping to place an initiative on the November 2016 election ballot.

The group filed the petition Monday with the Secretary of State's satellite office in Hernando, says petition organizer Kelly Jacobs. It's the initial process in the ballot process. "Now we are waiting for official approval from the Mississippi Secretary of State, and the Attorney General which will include a ballot initiative number and the official format for the collection of signatures," said Jacobs.