Mississippi Medical Marijuana
Support Medical Marijuana Initiative 65 in November 2020
Medical marijuana will be on the Mississippi ballot in 2020. The citizen-backed legalization effort is led by Mississippians for Compassionate Care. This organization is supported 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 gathered enough signatures to qualify Initiative 65 and allow citizens to vote on medical marijuana in the 2020 general election.
The Mississippi legislature, in a move meant to confuse voters, added a competing legislative amendment — Alternative 65A — to the 2020 ballot.
Canna Advisors has two team members from Mississippi, so we share a personal interest in seeing Initiative 65 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 now is spread the word and get your friends and family to support Initiative 65 in November. 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.
Join and/or support the Amendment 65 campaign, spread the word to friends and family, call your representatives, and start advocating for medical marijuana in Mississippi.
Medical Marijuana in Mississippi
Amendment 65 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 constitutional 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. Amendment 65 is supported by numerous legislators on both sides of the aisle, medical professionals, law enforcement professionals, attorneys, and clergy across the state.
Market Conditions in Mississippi
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 Amendment 65 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.
Stay up-to-date on medical marijuana in Mississippi
Medical marijuana legalization is changing rapidly. For the latest news and events in the industry, visit our Blog and News and Events pages, and have a look at some of the following top articles on medical marijuana in Mississippi.