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Marijuana Initiative falls short in Mississippi

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) -

A DeSoto County woman's push for a ballot initiative legalizing marijuana in Mississippi has fallen far short of the required number of petition signatures.
    
But Kelly Jacobs tells The Commercial Appeal she considers the effort a good first step toward change.
    
Tuesday was the deadline for gathering approximately 107,000 signatures to get Initiative 48 on the November 2016 general election ballot. Jacobs, who knew she faced an uphill battle in conservative Mississippi, finished with 13,320 certified signatures. She said the actual number was probably a bit higher because some of the state's 82 counties did not provide a list of certified signatures.
    
Jacobs say in the future the ballot initiative process might be tried again.
    
 

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