If you are unsure about how to vote on medical marijuana or just have unanswered questions, consider attending one of the public hearings on the issue beginning this week.
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office will host a series of public hearings regarding Initiative Measure No. 65 (medical marijuana) in each of the five old congressional districts, as required by state law. Initiative Measure No. 65 and the legislative alternative, Alternative Measure No. 65A, will be on the 2020 General Election ballot.
The public hearings allow voters to express their opinions and learn more about how to properly cast their ballot before Election Day. Voters will have the opportunity to hear from speakers both for and against Initiative Measure No. 65 and Alternative Measure No. 65A. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and all hearings will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. The hearing dates and locations are as follows:
|Sept. 30||The Ford Center at Ole Miss||351 University Ave., Oxford, MS 38655|
|Oct. 1||Leflore County Civic Center||200 MS-7, Greenwood, MS 38930|
|Oct. 7||Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center||220 W. Front St., Hattiesburg, MS 39401|
|Oct. 8||Meridian City Hall Auditorium||601 23rd Avenue, Meridian, Meridian, MS 39302|
|Oct. 13||MS Civil Rights Museum||222 North St., Jackson, MS 39201|
All public hearings will be conducted in accordance with all state guidelines regarding COVID-19.
View a brochure on the initiatives from the Secretary of State’s Office: Initiative Brochure 65 and 65A-2020