Are you interested in getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Mississippi?
You’ve come to the right place. We hope this article acts as a valuable guide to help you understand the process of applying for your medical marijuana card. We keep this information up to date to make sure it is accurate and makes your journey as simple as possible. Keep reading to find out more.
Getting a Mississippi Medical Marijuana Card
On 3 November 2020, Mississippi voted to establish a medical marijuana program by approving Initiative 65. 74% of voters in Mississippi supported the move to allow people suffering from one of 22 qualifying medical conditions to be prescribed up to 5 oz of marijuana per month.
The medical marijuana program is not currently operational. As Initiative 65 states, by July 2021, the Mississippi Department of Health must have finalized rules surrounding the marijuana program ( marijuana cards, dispensaries, , “growth facilities”, tracking practices, food labeling, ads, etc.). In Mississippi, dispensaries are called Treatment centers. Mississippi is expected to start issuing Treatment Center (dispensary) licenses for Mississippi Medical Marijuana cardholders by August 2021. My Marijuana Card anticipates the approval will be available as quickly as possible.
Who Can Pre-Qualify?
To prequalify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Mississippi, individuals aged 18 and up can do so without the assistance of a parent or guardian. And you must be a legal resident of the state of Mississippi.
What Does an MMJ Card Permit in Mississippi?
As an MMJ Cardholder in Mississippi, you are permitted to possess:
- Up to 2.5 oz of medical marijuana in a 14-day period. The weight of additives to products such as edibles, tinctures, and ointments will not count towards this limit.
How do I Apply?
My Marijuana Card is here to help you get your medical marijuana card as soon as the program opens up.
Prequalify for your Mississippi Marijuana Card appointment in advance online with My Marijuana Card.
Mississippi Medical Marijuana physicians will reach out to you regarding the status of your pre-approval.
As August approaches, we will continue to keep our patients informed about the process of obtaining your Medical Marijuana card in Mississippi. When contacted, the doctor will ask you questions based on your medical history and provide you with advice and guidance on whether medical marijuana is a good choice for you.
Receive your Mississippi marijuana card from My Marijuana Card.
A My Marijuana Card physician will recommend you becoming a medical marijuana card patient under the state’s current laws. This certificate is required to apply for your MMJ Card. There are no plans to permit telemedicine at present. As a result, you will need to visit the doctor in person. The Department of Health still has to decide whether it will allow people to send applications online. It will certainly have a postal address, which it has not yet released.
Receive your medical marijuana card.
Once you’ve been approved, you’ll receive a medical card and can legally purchase medical marijuana in Mississippi.
Disclaimer: Final steps to be clarified by Mississippi government
As and when more details are released, we’ll provide you with more details here. We keep you updated on what is to come with the Mississippi medical marijuana program. Subscribe to our newsletter!
What Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana Cards in Mississippi?
22 conditions will qualify for a medical marijuana certificate and card in Mississippi. These are:
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Agitation of Dementias
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Autism with aggressive or self-injurious behaviors
- Chronic or Debilitating Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Huntington’s Disease (HD)
- Intractable Nausea
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
- Pain refractory to appropriate opioid management
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Severe Muscle Spasticity
- Sickle-Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Diseases (SCDs) or severe injury related to the spine
- Ulcerative colitis
What Documents Do I Need to Apply for a Medical Cannabis Card?
We anticipate that you may need to display your signed certificate as evidence of your diagnosis, as well as your identifying papers while applying for your MMJ Card in Mississippi. The following:
- Valid ID, state ID, Driver’s License
- One of the qualifying condition (which can be determined via My Marijuana Card physician)
Medical Marijuana Laws in Mississippi
Below we have provided a Provisional Timeline on how things are looking for Mississippi’s Medical Marijuana program. If you want to learn more, you can click here.
|Estimated date||Regulatory action|
|Tuesday, April 20||First public comment period begins|
|Tuesday, May 11||Oral proceedings|
|Saturday, May 15||First public comment period ends|
|Friday, May 21||Board reviews public comments and makes recommendations for changes|
|Friday, May 28||Board to adopt changes|
|Monday, June 1||Refile changes for second public comment period|
|Tuesday, June 2 –
Sunday, June 27
|Second public comment period|
|Tuesday, June 29||Final Board review|
|Wednesday, June 30||Filing of final rules, effective July 1|
Are you suffering from a debilitating medical condition, but don’t know if you qualify? Click Here to see if you may be eligible to obtain your own Medical Marijuana Card to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.
Click Here to learn more about what My Marijuana Card’s state-certified marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at 877-783-1805 and our friendly patient coordinators will set an appointment and walk you through the process of receiving your own Medical Marijuana card. Get your Mississippi marijuana card today online!