Four months after activists turned in more than 214,000 signatures for the initiative, the secretary of state’s office confirmed on Wednesday that the group amassed more than enough valid submissions to qualify.
Under the proposal put forth by Mississippians for Compassionate Care, patients suffering from debilitating medical issues would be able to access cannabis after consulting with a physician and receiving a recommendation. The measure lists 22 qualifying conditions such as cancer, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Each patient would be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis per 14-day period.
There are still additional, procedural steps that must be followed before the measure is formally placed on the ballot.