The Mississippi Alliance for Cannabis has started a petition to get Initiative 48 on the ballot this year.
The petition asks for the legalization of cultivation and sale of industrial hemp, medical and recreational cannabis in Mississippi.
Organization members are hosting several training sessions around the state to teach volunteers tips on how to gather signatures for the petition.
A meeting is being held Saturday at the Hattiesburg Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Voter registration and petition forms will be available at the meeting.
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