Medical marijuana may be on the ballot in the Bible Belt

A measure to put the legalization of medical cannabis on the ballot in Mississippi has been signed by 200,000 people

By Kieran Delamont

2019-09-09

 

Despite the fact it remains federally illegal, most states in the U.S. enjoy some form of cannabis legalization.

The exception is the Bible Belt, where few states recognize cannabis for even medical purposes. That could finally change next year. 

A petition to get a medical cannabis proposition on the ballot in Mississippi has been reportedly signed by more than 200,000 people. That’s well over the 85,000 signatures usually required for such measures. 

If certified by the state government, it would mean that Mississippi will get to vote on medical legalization next year.

The measure is important for other reasons. It could also motivate younger, progressive voters, who are less likely to vote for Trump to cast a ballot. 

Source: High Times.

 

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