Mississippi’s Initiative 48 Marijuana Legalization Drive Falls Short

Mississippi’s Initiative 48 Marijuana Legalization Drive Falls Short

Supporters only gathered 13,300 of the required 107,000 signatures needed to qualify for the 2016 ballot.

JACKSON, MS — An attempt to ask Mississippi voters to legalize marijuana in November has fallen far short of the signatures needed to quallify for the November ballot.

Supporters of Ballot Initiative 48 have been working since 2014, when the proposal was first filed, to place the measure before voters in 2016.  When a late-December deadline for collecting and submitting signatures to the state passed, supporters had only managed to…

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