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Michael Dundas, CEO of Sira Naturals, Inc., stands for a photograph among cannabis plants, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Sira Naturals medical marijuana cultivation facility, in Milford, Mass.

Mississippi voters will get a say on legalizing marijuana in the state later this year.

According to reports, a group called the Mississippians for Compassionate Care turned in enough signatures in September of 2019 to qualify Initiative 65 for the November 2020 ballot.

The Mississippi State Board of Health and other state leaders oppose the Medical Marijuana 2020 Ballot Initiative.

"When we learn more about a health issue, our elected representatives should be able to change laws to make them work better for our people, the department said in a Thursday news release. "Legalizing marijuana via a constitutional amendment would essentially prevent that, as any change would require another statewide ballot initiative."

Medical and recreational marijuana is legal in 33 other states.

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