Initiative 65 Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Updated Oct 15, 2020 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Initiative 65 - Medical MarijuanaMississippians who support medical marijuana will have to decide between two proposals in November. Groups used the state’s ballot initiative process to put the question of medical marijuana legalization to voters. Getting it on a statewide ballot required about 100,000 petition signatures from Mississippians across the state. If the citizen-sponsored Initiative 65 passes, it would approve the creation of a medical marijuana program outside the reach of the Legislature. Lawmakers approved an alternative proposal in March. Much more restrictive and subject to regulation by the Legislature, “65A” would see medical marijuana legalized for people with “debilitating illnesses.” Supporters of the citizen-sponsored initiative say the legislative alternative is designed to confuse the voters and result in the defeat of both. One of the proposals has to receive votes equivalent to 40% of the total votes cast in the election for it to pass. As featured on +3 The Issues In addition to choosing their elected officials, Mississippi voters will have the opportuni… Magnolia Flag House Bill 1796 - Flag Referendum Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Guest Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. Guest × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Latest e-Edition DeSoto Times-Tribune To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left.