PATIENT ACCESS

The following health care professionals can recommend to the MS Department of Health that a patient receive a Medical Marijuana card:

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Osteopathic Doctor (D)
  • Optometrist (OD)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Nurse Practioner (NP)

The following medical conditions or their treatment qualify for participation in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program:

  • Cancer
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Spastic quadriplegia
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Sickle-cell anemia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Agitation of dementia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Autism
  • Pain refractory to appropriate opioid management
  • Diabetic/peripheral neuropathy
  • Spinal cord disease or severe injury

Also qualifying is a chronic terminal or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Severe or intractable nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Key Provisions of MS State Law

Who will be able to buy medical marijuana in Mississippi?

A list of the qualifying conditions can be found on the Patient Access portion of our website. The card holder can buy approximately 3 ounces of Medical Marijuana every month. The person must go through the recertification process annually and renew the Medical Marijuana card.

Who can grow medical marijuana in Mississippi?

Companies wishing to grow medical cannabis must apply for a license with the state Health department. Applications were first accepted in early June. The state will review each detailed license application before approval with background checks on all key players and a review of the company’s business plan. Also, the state may revoke a license and fine companies for violation of regulations.

Who can sell medical marijuana in Mississippi?

Companies wishing to sell medical cannabis via dispensaries must apply for a license with the state Department of Revenue. Applications may be submitted beginning July 1. The state will review each detailed license application before approval with background checks on all key players and a review of the company’s business plan. Also, the state may revoke a license and fine companies for violation of regulations.

Will there be background checks on employees of Medical Marijuana companies?

Yes. Every employee of every Medical Marijuana facility must obtain a Medical Marijuana ID card issued by the State Department of Health.

Has the state limited the number of Medical Marijuana cultivation or processing facilities?

No.

Has the state limited the number of Medical Marijuana dispensaries?

No.

Has the state limited the number of Medical Marijuana cultivation or processing facilities?

No. But dispensaries must be at least 1,500 feet from one another.

Who can enter a medical marijuana dispensary?

Only adults with a state- provided Medical Marijuana ID card or their designated caregiver can enter a dispensary.

Can cities prohibit medical marijuana facilities?

A few cities around the state opted to prohibit certain cannabis businesses within the city limits. Byram chose not to.

Can cities restrict the location of Medical Marijuana facilities?

Yes, to a limited degree. The state law says that cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary facilities are allowed in commercially zoned areas. There is also a state law on the required distance from cannabis facilities to churches, schools and childcare facilities. Dispensaries have to be at least 1,500 feet from another.

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