Mississippi Medical Marijuana
Support the Ballot Initiative for Medical Marijuana in Mississippi in 2020
Medical marijuana has a good shot at getting on the Mississippi ballot in 2020. The effort is led by Mississippians for Compassionate Care. This organization is backed by a steering committee of medical and health care professionals, law enforcement representatives, leaders in the faith community, and veterans who are working for sick patients in Mississippi. They are funding and operating Medical Marijuana 2020, a campaign that is gathering signatures to qualify a constitutional amendment and allow citizens to vote on medical marijuana in the 2020 general election. The group has been hard at work collecting signatures over the past year and has ⅔ of the required 87,185 signatures to get the measure on the 2020 ballot.
The deadline for collecting all Mississippi signatures is September 6, 2019.
Canna Advisors has two team members from Mississippi, so we share a personal interest in seeing the initiative succeed. We have been strong advocates and supporters from our base in Colorado and with our team members on the ground in Mississippi.
The most important thing you can do between now and September 6th is spread the word and get your friends and family to sign the petition. Many Mississippi residents are in desperate need of medical marijuana and, if recent polling holds true, there’s a good chance help is on the way next year if the current campaign is successful.
Find a location to sign the Mississippi medical marijuana petition here, or request a copy of the petition by mail here and send it in before September 6th. Join and/or support the campaign, spread the word to friends and family, call your representatives, and start advocating for medical marijuana in Mississippi.
Medical Marijuana in Mississippi
The Medical Marijuana 2020 campaign aims to get an amendment in front of voters in November 2020 that would allow qualifying patients to obtain medical marijuana in a legal and safe manner from treatment centers licensed and regulated by the Mississippi Department of Health.
If the amendment is passed by voters in 2020, patients with debilitating medical conditions will finally gain access to legal medical marijuana in Mississippi through physicians certifying it as a treatment option. The program would serve as an additional tool for physicians to help people who are in pain or who have chronic diseases ease their suffering. Medical Marijuana 2020 is a campaign supported by numerous legislators on both sides of the aisle, medical professionals, law enforcement professionals, attorneys, and clergy across the state.
Currently, Mississippi has a very restrictive program in place that allows patients with a debilitating epileptic condition to use CBD oil with lower than 0.5% THC. The CBD oil must contain at least 15% CBD and can only be obtained from two designated state universities. However, the oil is hard to obtain because it remains illegal to produce, grow, or sell cannabis products in Mississippi.
Polling shows that 67% of voters in Mississippi support marijuana for medical use by qualifying patients.
If the Medical Marijuana 2020 amendment is passed, Mississippians who have the following debilitating medical conditions would qualify for medical marijuana: cancer, epilepsy and other seizures, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV, AIDS, chronic pain, ALS, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, sickle-cell anemia, autism with aggressive or self-injurious behavior, spinal cord injuries, and similar diseases.