Legalization of Cannabis
All Initiatives   
Subject Matter:
Legalization of Cannabis  (See Comments)

Original Filing:
See attached measure -

Proposed Ballot Title:
Should the Mississippi Constitution be amended to incorporate the “Mississippi Cannabis Freedom Act”?

Proposed Ballot Summary:
Initiative Measure No. 67 proposes to amend the Mississippi Constitution to include the Mississippi Cannabis Freedom Act (“the Act”). The Act appears to legalize cannabis for persons eighteen years of age and older and for medical purposes, to authorize the collection of taxes on cannabis, and includes various uncertain definitions and mechanisms for implementation. The stated mission is “to spread Mississippi cannabis across Mississippi, across the nation, and across international boards for cannabis freedom.”

Initiative Petition:

Mr. Steven B. Griffin
P.O Box 994
Laurel, Mississippi 39441


Town Meeting Location:

Initiative Information:
The official ballot title and ballot summary for an initiative measure are prepared by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. Initiative measures are valid for one year. During this one-year period, a petition may be circulated to place the measure on the next statewide general election ballot to allow the voters of Mississippi to determine whether the measure should become a part of the Mississippi Constitution. According to Mississippi law, for an initiative measure to be placed on the ballot, a minimum of 106,190 certified signatures must be gathered, with at least 21,238 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts as they existed in the year 2000. This required number of signatures represents twelve percent (12%) of the total number of votes cast for Governor in the last gubernatorial general election. Signatures must be certified by county circuit clerks as belonging to registered voters in Mississippi. A completed petition should be filed with Secretary of State, together with a filing fee of $500.00. For more information on the initiative process in Mississippi, consult the Mississippi Constitution of 1890, Section 273, and Mississippi Code Annotated §§ 23-17-1 through 23-17-61 (1972).

(Click to show/hide comments)