State Question 820 permits adults to legally possess and home-cultivate personal use qualities of cannabis while also establishing a licensed, retail marketplace.
“Marijuana access has been long overdue for Mississippi’s patients,” NORML’s State Policies Manager Jax James said. “The overwhelming majority of voters decided in favor of this policy change over two years ago, and lawmakers had an obligation to ensure that the process of providing access faced no further undue delays.”
Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed legislation into law late Wednesday amending the state’s 2020 voter-approved adult-use legalization law.
“The AMA’s position is woefully out of step with both public opinion and scientific consensus, as well as with the opinions of the majority of physicians. It is regrettable that this organization would go on record in attempting to nullify the vote of a supermajority of Mississippi voters.”
Among South Dakota Democrats, 73 percent expressed their intent to vote ‘yes’ for Amendment A, as do 58 percent of Independents. By contrast, only 34 percent of Republicans back the amendment.
Calling the criminalization of cannabis in Arizona “a historic wrong,” editors opined: “We need to … decriminalize marijuana use and put the responsibility back on individuals to choose wisely when it comes to low-grade substances such as marijuana and alcohol.”
According to the survey results, some 70 percent of respondents back Initiative Measure 26 — which establishes a medical cannabis access program — and some 60 percent of voters support Constitutional Amendment A, which legalizes the adult-use marijuana market.
Sixty-two percent of likely general election voters “believe that marijuana should be legalized for adult use in the state of Arizona.”