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‘Absurd and Inane’: The Death of the Mississippi Ballot Initiative

With immense public pressure—and scorn—following the decision to scrap a wildly successful ballot initiative and the entire process alongside it, it seems likely that Mississippians will have access to some form of initiative and referendum process by the end of next year. But both the reasons for the initiative’s return in the 1990s and the explanation for the Legislature’s failure to adapt the process after the state lost its fifth district remain a subject of debate.

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Setting the Record Straight on Initiative 65: Oxford Mayor Has Her Facts Wrong

Initiative 65 is backed by a Mississippi-based organization whose steering committee includes current and former legislators from both major parties, board-certified physicians, pharmacists, law enforcement officers and military veterans, among others. If there is any industry that profits from marijuana, it is our nation’s criminal justice system.   

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