JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A group of law enforcement representatives and veterans voiced their support for Initiative 65 in Mississippi during a news conference on Wednesday.
Initiative 65 would allow medical marijuana treatment for more than 20 specified qualifying conditions. Alternative 65A which would restrict the ability to use marijuana to terminally ill patients.
More than 228,000 Mississippians signed petitions to put Initiative 65 on the ballot for the November 3 election.
Among those in favor is former law enforcement officer Ronnie Bollard. The former Desoto County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant said his daughter is in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2017.
“Law enforcement is talking about how hard this is going to be. This is going to be one of the easiest things for law enforcement. I mean, I’ve been there. I’ve made the stops. I know this can easily be enforced,” he stated.
While some law enforcement representatives…