Mississippi is one of the most interesting states when it comes to legalization because they were a state that approved then subsequently denied the right to medical use of marijuana and home cultivation. The only other state to do this was South Dakota.

On Election Day, 73 percent of Mississippi voters decided in favor of Initiative 65, which establishes a system of state-licensed dispensaries to engage in the retail dispensing of cannabis and cannabis products to patients who possess a doctor’s authorization.

In a 6-3 decision released May 14, 2021. The court majority found that the Initiative 65 (medical cannabis referendum) was improperly placed on the 2020 ballot. The court released a statement why. They stated Constitutional provisions for a voter referendum require that signatures be gathered. Signatures equally from five congressional districts. The state only has four.

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