Mississippi Cannabis Laws

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Legal status

  • Medical Program

Possession limits

  • Medical patients

    2.5 ozPending program becoming live

  • Recreational users

    Illegal

Cultivation

  • Cultivation is illegal
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Application process

To apply for a medical cannabis card in the state of Mississippi

Get approved by a doctor, then apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

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Table of contents

  1. Is cannabis legal in Mississippi?
  2. What are the medical marijuana laws in Mississippi?
  3. What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Mississippi?
  4. How do I get certified for medical cannabis in Mississippi?
  5. Is telemedicine allowed for medical cannabis consultations in Mississippi?
  6. How much cannabis can I possess in Mississippi with an MMJ Card?
  7. Is it legal to grow cannabis in Mississippi?
  8. Does Mississippi accept out-of-state cards?
  9. Will my Mississippi card be accepted in other states?
  10. Are there employment laws protecting medical cannabis card holders in Mississippi?
  11. What are the medical cannabis product testing requirements in Mississippi?
  12. Where is it safe to purchase cannabis in Mississippi?
  13. Where is it safe to consume marijuana in Mississippi?

Only those with a valid medical marijuana certificate and card may consume cannabis legally in Mississippi. Adult use is currently illegal, and cannabis has been decriminalized in Mississippi.


What are the medical marijuana laws in Mississippi?

Medical cannabis laws in Mississippi

2014

House Bill 1231, Harper Grace’s Act, legalized CBD oil.

2020

Initiative 65 legalizes medical marijuana.

2021

The Mississippi Supreme Court overturns Initiative 65. The decision cited a fundamental flaw in the state’s ballot initiative process, making it impossible for any citizen-initiated measure to qualify for the ballot.

2022

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill to legalize medical marijuana on February 2nd, 2022.

Recreational cannabis in Mississippi

Recreational cannabis use is illegal in Mississippi. The Mississippi Marijuana Legalization Amendment will be voted for in 2022.


What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Mississippi?

The Mississippi law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:

  • Agitation of Dementias
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Autism with aggressive or self-injurious behaviors
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic or Debilitating Pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntington’s Disease (H.D.)
  • Intractable Nausea
  • Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (M.D.)
  • 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 injuries related to the spine
  • Ulcerative colitis

How do I get certified for medical cannabis in Mississippi?

We don’t know the exact process of the Mississippi state program, but we can tell you how the Leafwell telemedicine process will go!

  1. Register online with Leafwell
    • You can speak to a doctor and qualify for a Mississippi medical marijuana card online. The cost of the online consultation is yet to be established, and you are only billed if approved.
  2. Attend your appointment and discuss with your physician why you would like an MMJ Card
    • 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.
  3. Receive your certificate from Leafwell
    • This certificate says that your doctor recommends you become a cannabis patient under the state’s current laws, and this certificate is required to apply for your MMJ Card. For most state programs, you can use this medical cannabis certificate to apply further and finish your medical cannabis qualification and application.
  4. Final steps to be clarified by the Mississippi government – development of the program has stopped for now.
    • As and when more details are released, we’ll provide you with more information here.
  5. Receive your medical marijuana card
    • Once approved, you’ll receive a medical card and can legally purchase up to 5 oz of medical marijuana in Mississippi. Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment due to the development of the Mississippi medical marijuana program being halted.

Is telemedicine allowed for medical cannabis consultations in Mississippi?

Some provisions allow for telemedicine consultations in Mississippi. As the law was only passed in February, we expect the process of obtaining a card to be clear by April 2022.


How much cannabis can I possess in Mississippi with an MMJ Card?

When the program is live, for medical card holders = Up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis every 14 days (2 weeks).


Growing cannabis plants is illegal in Mississippi.


Does Mississippi accept out-of-state cards?

Mississippi does not have medical marijuana reciprocity and so does not recognize medical marijuana cards or certificates from other states.


Will my Mississippi card be accepted in other states?

A Mississippi medical marijuana card will be recognized in other states with a medical marijuana program that allows for reciprocity.

The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Washington, D.C.

However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is acceptable) – just that the state’s medical marijuana laws protect you to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and intend to purchase medical marijuana.

The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also accountable to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.

The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • West Virginia (cancer patients only)

Are there employment laws protecting medical cannabis cardholders in Mississippi?

Employers are not required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana at their place of employment, and the rules will be further refined in due course.


What are the medical cannabis product testing requirements in Mississippi?

Medical cannabis in Mississippi must be tested for cannabinoid content, pesticides, mycotoxins, pollutants, and mold.


Where is it safe to purchase cannabis in Mississippi?

In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy or another legally designated space to buy cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can do so.


Where is it safe to consume marijuana in Mississippi?

All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks, or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals, or other such healthcare space is also unlawful. Private members’ clubs and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.

The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense, keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.