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In Legal Terms: Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A

The cover art IS the ballot measure that will appear on the November 3rd, 2020 General Election Ballot in Mississippi.

Along with regular hosts Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law and MPB's Liz Gill, guests for the show included: Hannah Shirley Mecham Law Firm, Andy Taggert Taggert Rimes and Graham, and Ed Langton MS Board of Health

Additional information:

For Initiative 65:

Against Initiative 65:


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  • We wouldn’t have a marijuana or opioid abuse problem if it were not for the abuses of the physicians. 
  • I am a Mississippian, born and raised in Hattiesburg, married in Ocean Springs, until traveling with my husband with the military. We now reside in Florida where MM is legal. I have 2 small boys and have severe postpartum anxiety. Medical marijuana has been a literal lifesaver for me. I am a better wife and mother. To know I couldn’t receive my medicine in Mississippi is heartbreaking. I went to my general physician, he prescribed marijuana, I registered with the state, and the state sent me a card license.  Marijuana is medical. Consider the epileptics! It was scheduled as a class 1 drug as a tool to suppress the Black community. The gentleman it is an illegal drug is simply a “crafting of words” as he says. Marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana can not be overdosed on. Marijuana is not addictive. There should be no fear mongering of this highly necessary medicine. 

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