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MISSISSIPPI MARIJUANA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As Initiative 65 was passed, November 3, 2020, the state of Mississippi Supreme Court decided to revoke the Medical Marijuana Program and place it on pause while they review and finish finalizing the program. My Marijuana Cards is here to answer as many questions as we can about what is happening with the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Program and when it will be starting again.

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What You Need To Know

Medical Marijuana and medical marijuana cards will soon be available this year in mississippi. Stay in the know with all upcoming developments by signing up for our newsletter ( insert jumper to contact form on schedule page)

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed into law the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act (SB 2095) permitting medical marijuana for those with certian medical conditions.  We’ve compiled a list of all the qualifying conditions for medical below. patients,.

Mississippi Medical Marijuana Certification Process

Mississippi’s medicinal marijuana program is not yet completely operational, but it will most certainly will be by the end of 2022. The following is the most probable procedure for obtaining your card:

How to Obtain a Mississippi Medical Marijuana Identification Card

  1. Book Appointment

    • Schedule by clicking on the widget above. We provide same-day appointments, which means you may be seen by our doctor within 15 minutes of arranging your appointment!  Appointments can be booked the same day by either filling out any of the forms on this page or by calling us at 1 (877)783-1805. This means you may be seen by our doctor within 15 minutes of arranging your appointment.
  2. Fill Out Intake Forms

    • Immediately after booking your appointment. You will be prompted to fill out your digital intake forms. These forms take 5 minutes to fill out and are required before your doctor’s appointment.
  3. Talk with Doctor

    • During a fast 10–15-minute examination, our doctor will evaluate whether or not you are eligible to get a medical card. And as of right now, telemedicine is not available for Mississippi, so it will be conducted in person, specified in SB 2095.
  4. My Marijuana Card

    • Once approved by the physician, you’ll have to complete application with state. The state will mail you your medical card.

Mississippi Medical Marijuana Card Information from our Physician

Patients will be seen by a Mississippi My Marijuana Card Doctor closer to the registry opening in 2022. We will be giving calls to those already on the waiting list as this date approaches. Joining our waitlist will be the best way to keep informed about program developments.

Mississippi Medical Card Requirements

Age & Residency Requirements

  • You must be a resident of Mississippi.
  • There are no age restrictions, although patients under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian register as their caregiver.

What Conditions Qualify for a Medical Card in Mississippi?

Medical Record Keeping

If you have a qualifying ailment and medical evidence (such as medical records, medicine bottles, office visit summaries, or a letter from a doctor indicating your diagnosis), you may be evaluated by our doctor to become certified!

 If you have a qualifying ailment but do not have medical paperwork, please contact or text us at 1 (877) 783-1805 so that we can arrange you with a doctor who can diagnose and then certify you. We do not charge an additional fee for the diagnostic.

How Should You Get Evaluated?

When the time comes, our doctor will assess your eligibility based on your current health status, medical history, and any paperwork you may give as evidence.

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With My Marijuana Cards’ simple online appointments, getting your Medical Marijuana Card is now easier than ever. To arrange your Medical Marijuana Card appointment, please fill out the form provided above.

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Within the United States’ federalist system of government, legal precedents have established that states are not obligated to enforce federal laws. Opponents of marijuana policy reforms sometimes claim that state legalization laws could be “preempted” or overturned by federal law, but scholars have rejected this argument. Eleven states have legalized marijuana for adults’ use, and thirty-three have legalized it for medical purposes. No federal challenge has succeeded in overturning these laws.

The Mississippi Health Department reserves the right to  remove a licensee or MMJ cardholder from the program if found in violation of rules. It can also deny, suspend, or revoke a license.

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 late 2022 from the state of Mississippi.

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.

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.

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.

The Mississippi 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 employer’s rules concerning the use of medical marijuana for their employees

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.

Medical marijuana is treated the same as alcohol. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence, may result in an OVI.

Yes. Medical marijuana is treated the same as alcohol use in the eyes of the law. Anyone who is caught under the influence of medical marijuana while operating or being in physical control of any motor vehicle, train, aircraft, motorboat, or other motorized forms of transportation while under the influence of marijuana, could face criminal offenses as it is still illegal under the current law.

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

es, 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.

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

The exact location of Mississippi dispensaries has yet to be determined. As the state of Mississippi has not begun the dispensary licensing process. The bill has not stated a limit on how many “Treatment Centers” can be established, but we assume dispensaries will be located in major cities like Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg, and Biloxi. No medical marijuana treatment center shall be located within five hundred (500) feet of a pre-existing school, church, or licensed child care center.

MMJ cardholders can only use their marijuana in a private residence. It is against the law to consume it in public. It is unlawful for any person to smoke medical marijuana in a public place. Any person who violates this subsection may, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

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

Home growers are not allowed at this time. All patients will be able to purchase from state dispensaries after they open.

A medical marijuana business, which is any business that has applied for and received a license from the Mississippi Department of Health to cultivate, process, test or sell medical marijuana. This may include: cultivation facilities (agricultural greenhouses where the plant is grown and harvested), testing facilities where the products are scientifically tested and approved, and medical marijuana treatment centers where patients can purchase the medicine.

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.

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.

Currently at this time, there has not been a set limit but, the department may limit the number of qualified patients a caregiver may assist at any one time.

Currently at this time there is not a limit set yet. A qualified patient may have more than one caregiver. Though the state of Mississippi has the right / may allow for more or less caregivers in the future.

Your marijuana certification is good for a year. The certification shall remain current for twelve months, unless the physician specifies a shorter period of time, and shall be issued only after an in-person examination of the patient in Mississippi.

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed into law a bill permitting medical marijuana for certain patients, which was introduced by the state legislature. Per the National Conference of State Legislatures, Mississippi is now the 37th state to enact legislation permitting the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in the United States.

If you live in Mississippi and feel you have a chronic ailment that might benefit from medicinal marijuana, you are most likely eligible. Join our queue to be among the first to be contacted to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, please contact our local support center at 1 (877) 783-1805, and we will gladly help you.

You cannot arrange an appointment with our doctor at this time, but you can join our waitlist to be notified when we are taking appointments.

A valid picture ID and, if feasible, at least one piece of verification of your medical condition, such as medical records, medicine bottles, office visit summaries, or a note from your doctor, are required.

You can still obtain certified if you don’t have any medical documents! Call or contact us at 1 (877) 783-1805 so we can arrange you with a doctor who can diagnose and then certify you. We do not charge an additional fee for the diagnostic.

You will get a confirmation email immediately after booking your telemedicine session. This email will include a link to your intake form, where you will fill out your medical information and submit your ID as well as any medical proof you are able to give.

We cannot guarantee your acceptance since only a registered medical marijuana doctor can assess whether you qualify for the program. However, if our doctor does not approve you, you will get a FULL refund! Our educated and pleasant support team is ready to assist you in thoroughly preparing for your appointment so that you have the highest chance of approval; just contact us at 1 (877) 783-1805 if you have any questions.

A member of our patient care team will evaluate you, check any medical paperwork you may offer, and analyze your medical history. Appointments are usually between 10-15 minutes long. We will also save your medical records and offer any necessary follow-up treatment.

Any ailment that a doctor feels may benefit from medicinal marijuana may qualify. If you have any questions concerning your diagnosis or medical documents, please contact us at 1 (877) 783-1805.

No. In order to certify patients for a medical marijuana card, doctors must have a valid license to practice medicine in Mississippi and register with the state.

Yes. Veterans may get medicinal marijuana from My Marijuana Cards in the same manner that any other patient can. We are honored to assist our veterans in using medicinal marijuana to treat their medical ailments!

Yes. In Mississippi, children (those under the age of 18) may become medicinal marijuana patients. The youngster, however, must have a parent or guardian register as his or her caretaker.

Caregivers assist medicinal marijuana patients (including those under the age of 18) who are unable or unable to visit a dispensary to acquire their medication. A caregiver may acquire medicinal marijuana on behalf of the patient and assist with drug administration. Caregivers are only assigned by patients and must be 21 years of age or older, as well as be registered with the state as a caregiver.

The Mississippi medical marijuana registry is not yet operational, but you can stay informed by joining our waitlist!

No, owing to issues with federal law, insurance companies do not reimburse any expenditures linked with medicinal marijuana.

Legal patients will be allowed to acquire medicinal marijuana products from any licensed dispensary in the state. They will also be allowed to use their card in states that grant reciprocity.

The state has yet to decide allocations. More information should become available closer to the registry’s launch in August.

We won’t know what kinds of medicinal marijuana are accessible until the register opens in August.

No. The state does not allow patients or caregivers to cultivate medical marijuana. Only a state-licensed cultivation facility can grow medical marijuana.

No, since you are a medical patient, you are covered by HIPAA. My Marijuana Cards prioritizes the safety and security of our patients’ sensitive information. No one will be able to determine your status as a medical marijuana patient unless you publicly inform them or are subjected to a marijuana drug test.

Yes. Because Mississippi is an at-will state and there is presently no law in place to safeguard medical marijuana users in the workplace, medical cardholders may still be subjected to drug tests and face disciplinary action based on the findings of such tests. As a result, before proceeding with the procedure, we urge that you be completely informed of your employer’s policies on drug testing and medicinal marijuana.

Mississippi has no limitations for patients on probation or parole; however, you must first get approval from your probation or parole officer before applying for a medical marijuana card.

You are protected as a licensed medicinal marijuana patient. Patients are not required to report their possession of medicinal marijuana and are not required to agree to a search. If a search is undertaken and medicinal marijuana is discovered, the patient must immediately provide their patient ID card or lead law enforcement to the state database to demonstrate that they are a licensed patient.

No, you must be certified by a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Mississippi to legally access and buy from dispensaries in the state.

By the time the registration opens in late 2022, the state and dispensaries will have decided this.

There are presently no states that provide reciprocity for Mississippi medicinal marijuana users; however, this may change once the program is fully operational.

Yes! You are not required to visit the same doctor each year. If you were certified by another medical marijuana doctor last year and want to convert to My Marijuana Cards, we would gladly assist you!

PLEASE VIEW A LIST OF FAQS FROM POTENTIAL PATIENTS ABOUT MISSISSIPPI’S UPCOMING MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM.