EDITORIAL/No on Initiative 65
The Mississippi Legislature has failed repeatedly to take up medical marijuana, but enshrining pot in the state Constitution is not the answer.
Unprecedented constitutional protection for the weed industry would do irreparable harm, but so will neglecting the legitimate, scientific uses of medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana is an issue the Legislature should have already taken up because there are individuals who would benefit. Demonizing legitimate medical use is wrong when Big Pharma and its accomplices are merely protecting themselves.
The complexity of the ballot language is idiotic and that’s squarely on the Legislature and should be remedied.
There are legitimate concerns such as the plea below that deserve a better solution
What Mississippi needs is a compassionate, scientific solution for legalizing medical marijuana, not political posturing.