Group who wants to legalize marijuana meets outside State Capitol

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — People behind an initiative to legalize marijuana hope it makes it onto ballots.

Dozens of them gathered outside the State Capitol Friday.

Organizer Stephanie Dreher said she wants the drug to be legalized for medical use. Some of the people at the event hope that Proposition 60 will be the way marijuana becomes legal.

The initiative would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and up.
“My goal here is to educate people about cannabis and hemp,” Dreher said.

The initiative if passed would punish marijuana-related crimes much like alcohol-related crimes and distributors could get a license to sell it.

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