JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Secretary of State set Nov. 3 as the date voters will decide on medical marijuana.
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.
- Medical marijuana initiative added to November ballot in Mississippi
- Drive to get Mississippi medical marijuana on 2020 ballot
- Marijuana group still aiming for 2020 Mississippi ballot
- Signatures may get medical pot on Mississippi 2020 ballot
- Senate approves medical marijuana bill
- Alabama AG opposed expected medical marijuana bill
- Pro-life, Ten Commandments on Alabama's ballot in November
- Mississippi leaders set initial outline for state budget
- Former Mississippi officer sentenced on marijuana charge
- Mississippi sees record low unemployment in November