- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi.

Petition organizer Kelly Jacobs tells The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1DW91hB ) the group, Mississippi for Cannabis, is hoping to place an initiative on the November 2016 election ballot.

Jacobs says the ballot initiative proposal would legalize cannabis for adults to own as much as they wish, to use as they wish, just like alcohol or cigarettes. He says the group wants marijuana kept from minors.

Under the proposal, Jacobs says city and county governments can collect a fee of $25 or more, for a residence, if a cannabis or hemp farm is established in their territory, which is defined as an adult growing 10 or more cannabis plants.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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