Mississippi medical marijuana initiative added to November ballot

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JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Secretary of State set Nov. 3 as the date voters will decide on medical marijuana.

WTVA TV in Tupelo reports Delbert Hosemann sent the notification to the Mississippi Legislature Tuesday notifying lawmakers the measure would be added to the ballot.

The proposed measure includes 22 conditions people could consult a physician and have marijuana prescribed as a treatment.

The Mississippi State Board of Health met Wednesday morning and sent lawmakers a resolution asking to be removed as the agency to oversee the program.

They say the proposed measure goes beyond the scope of their office, especially in the agricultural areas of the law.

Lawmakers can choose to amend the measure before it goes to voters.

Either way, Mississippi voters will decide if they want medical marijuana in the state on Nov. 3.