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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves supports 'will of voters' on issue of medical marijuana

A majority of justices ruled May 14 that a medical marijuana proposal was not properly on the November ballot.
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Gov. Tate Reeves discusses his statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases of the new coronavirus during a COVID-19 press briefing, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Jackson, Miss.

JACKSON, Miss — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants legislators to put a medical marijuana program into state law after the state Supreme Court recently overturned one that voters approved.

The Republican governor tells WLOX-TV that he supports the will of the voters, and he thinks Mississippi will get a program. Reeves says he wants one set quickly. 

He is not saying whether he will call legislators into special session. 

A majority of justices ruled May 14 that a medical marijuana proposal was not properly on the November ballot because Mississippi's initiative process is outdated and unworkable. 

Reeves also says he wants to revive the initiative process.