In Mississippi, a medical marijuana initiative with no license caps faces various hurdles in November, despite being very business-friendly. Marijuana advocates believe that modest support could sway legislators in neighboring conservative states to be more open to legalizing MJ markets. Recently, lawmakers put forth a restrictive competing measure that could block progress. Additionally, the state’s election code spells out high voting thresholds when two initiatives of the same topic are on the ballot. However, a survey earlier this year by a California polling firm shows surprising support for the more liberal initiative – and a potentially close vote for passage. Even if the initiative doesn’t pass, the sentiment toward legalization might be high enough in Mississippi to influence neighboring states in the Southeast, industry experts say.
Marijuana Business Daily, 09/09/2020 06:30:34