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FAQs Mississippi Marijuana Card Holders and Prospective Patients

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Initiative 65: Your Questions Answered For Mississippi!

With the passing of Initiative 65, not only does this mean an entirely new medical marijuana program, but it also means new patients. The medical marijuana program can be difficult to navigate even for the most experienced cannabis users. When a new medical marijuana program is put into place in any state, it can raise a lot of questions for prospective patients. Lucky for you, we have done the legwork to help answer any questions about Mississippi’s medical marijuana program. Please see the list of most popular questions asked by potential patients about Mississippi’s upcoming medical marijuana program.

Is Medical Marijuana legal right now in the state of Mississippi?

No. To be clear: it is not legal to possess medical marijuana at this time without a patient card issued by the state. Patient cards will begin to be issued come August 2021 from the state of Mississippi.

Will insurance cover the fees involved with the Mississippi medical marijuana program?

Unfortunately, since medical marijuana is not federally legal, insurance companies will not cover any of the costs at this time. With federal legalization not far off, this could definitely be a possibility in the future once recreational use is approved in the U.S.

How can I get my medical marijuana card in Mississippi?

Any qualifying resident of Mississippi may apply to receive a medical marijuana card (including minors; with a caregiver). To qualify for medical marijuana in Mississippi, a person must have a debilitating medical condition defined by the state.

How much marijuana can I possess at a time in Mississippi?

Patients will be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis in a 14-day period.

What conditions qualify for medical marijuana in Mississippi?

  1. Agitation of dementia
  2. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  3. Autism (with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors)
  4. Cachexia
  5. Cancer
  6. Chronic/debilitating pain
  7. Crohn’s disease
  8. Epilepsy or Seizures
  9. Glaucoma
  10. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  11. Huntington’s Disease
  12. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  13. Muscle Spasticity (Severe)
  14. Muscular Dystrophy
  15. Nausea (Intractable)
  16. Pain refractory to the appropriate management of opioids
  17. Parkinson’s Disease
  18. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  19. Sickle-cell Anemia
  20. Spinal cord disease or severe injury
  21. Ulcerative Colitis

In Mississippi, is a treatment center and a dispensary the same thing?

Yes, the state of Mississippi uses the name  Treatment Centers instead of dispensaries but they are the same thing. Mississippi patients will be able to purchase medical marijuana at any of the state-licensed dispensaries called ‘treatment centers’ once they are open to medical patients in August of 2021. Dispensaries have to go through a very stringent and lengthy process with getting approval before opening up their doors to patients. Everyone that enters a Mississippi dispensary will need to be approved and be registered with the state by their physician prior to purchasing medical marijuana.

How many dispensaries will there be in Mississippi?

The number of dispensaries is undetermined as we wait for the licensing process to begin in August.

Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, dispensaries are called treatment centers. The number of dispensaries are undetermined as we wait for the licensing process to begin in August.

Will my employer know if I am a medical marijuana patient?

Only you and your medical marijuana physician who certifies you will know that you are a Mississippi medical marijuana patient, as this is protected under HIPAA. It is under the discretion of your employer to drug test, and will ultimately be their say if they recognize your medical card as a form of medication.

Can I get fired for using marijuana in Mississippi?

The Mississippi’s  Medical Marijuana Initiative 65 does not affect an employer’s ability to restrict the use of marijuana by employees. You can still be fired for cannabis consumption if your job prohibits it. Please confirm with your employers rules concerning the use of medical marijuana for their employees.

What forms of medical marijuana will be allowed to be consumed in Mississippi?

Initiative 65 allows patients to smoke or vape marijuana and use edible marijuana and other products.

Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Mississippi?

Initiative 65 allows patients to smoke or vape marijuana and use edible marijuana and other products.

Marijuana Program allow patients to grow their own cannabis plants at home?

No. At present, there is no provision for home cultivation, and that is unlikely to change. Only medical cannabis businesses with a license from the Department of Health to grow marijuana can cultivate it.

What is a medical marijuana caregiver?

A caregiver is a person aged 21 or older who is selected by the patient as someone who is authorized to obtain and possess medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries on behalf of the patient, as well as provide assistance with the administration of the patient medication.

How does one qualify to be a caregiver for a Mississippi marijuana cardholder?

Caregivers must be 21 or older, be a resident of Mississippi, and register online with the state after the patient is approved for their medical card. Also one who complies with the regulations prescribed by the department, and who assists with a qualified patient’s use of medical marijuana. A caregiver is prohibited from consuming medical marijuana provided for use by a qualified patient.

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