Mississippi group starts drive to get medical marijuana on 2020 ballot

A group in Mississippi, one of the country’s most conservative states, is aiming to put what looks to be a business-friendly medical marijuana initiative on the ballot in 2020.

Medical Marijuana 2020 plans to start collecting signatures next week, according to state Rep. Joel Bomgar, a Republican who is on the group’s steering committee.

The constitutional amendment calls for an open market, and key elements of the proposed Mississippi ballot initiative include: