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Initiative 65: Mississippi residents react to losing the state's medical marijuana program


On May 14, the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned Initiative 65 and ruled that the state’s ballot initiative process is “unworkable and inoperative.” This left six ballot initiatives, including Initiative 65, void. The decision outraged many Mississippians, and even inspired them to protest soon after the Supreme Court’s decision.

This is MT Speaks, Mississippi Today’s new video series that connects our reporting with the experiences of Mississippians from across the state. In this episode, Mississippi Today’s healthcare and breaking news reporter Will Stribling talks to three Mississippians about their reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Initiative 65. Mississippi Today’s senior political reporter Geoff Pender also offers insight about how we got here.

Read all of our medical marijuana coverage here: https://mississippitoday.org/medical-marijuana/

Read more about the We are the 74 rally: https://mississippitoday.org/2021/05/25/medical-marijuana-ballot-initiative-protest/

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