Steven Senne, Associated Press
All that stands between Mississippians and the chance to vote on the legalization of medical marijuana next year is around 30,000 petition signatures.
The group behind the Medical Marijuana 2020 ballot initiative, Mississippians for Compassionate Care, has been gathering signatures since September of 2018. Organizers say more than 57,000 of the required 86,185 signatures have been certified by state circuit clerks, but the clock is ticking as their Sept. 6 deadline approaches. Currently, over 100 people are deployed across the state gathering signatures, organizers say.
The group faces an uphill battle because getting a measure on a ballot in Mississippi is no easy task. Only six have successfully gone to