Tuesday, October 13, 2020


JACKSON – Today, the Secretary of State's Office will host our fifth and final public hearing regarding Initiative Measure No. 65 and Alternative Measure No. 65A (medical marijuana). The hearing will take place at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the public hearing will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. All media outlets are invited to attend. 

Initiative Measure No. 65 and the legislative alternative, Alternative Measure No. 65A, will be on the 2020 General Election ballot. Over the last few weeks, our office hosted a series of public hearings in each of the old five Congressional districts, as required by State law, to allow voters the chance to express their opinions and learn more about the initiative prior to Election Day.

Similar to previous public hearings, tonight's event will feature presentations from speakers both for and against Initiative Measure No. 65 and Alternative Measure No. 65A. Our office will conduct the hearing in accordance with all state guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

A video recording and a transcription of each public hearing will be posted on our website at a later date, along with a compilation of written comments. Voters can submit a written comment at tonight's public hearing or online at sos.ms.gov. For general questions regarding Initiative 65 & 65A public hearings, please email initiatives@sos.ms.gov

Click here for a list of public hearing dates and locations.