- Medical Program
2.5 ozPending program becoming live
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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Only those with a valid medical marijuana certificate and card may consume cannabis legally in Mississippi. Adult use is currently illegal. Cannabis has been decriminalized in Mississippi.
House Bill 1231, Harper Grace’s Act legalized CBD oil.
Initiative 65 legalizes medical marijuana.
The Mississippi Supreme Court overturns Initiative 65. The decision cited a fundamental flaw in the state’s ballot initiative process that makes it impossible for any citizen-initiated measure to qualify for the ballot.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill to legalize medical marijuana on February 2nd, 2022.
Recreational cannabis use is illegal in Mississippi. The Mississippi Marijuana Legalization Amendment will be voted for in 2022.
The Mississippi law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
We don’t know the exact process of the Mississippi state program but we can tell you how the Leafwell telemedicine process will go!
There are some provisions which 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.
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.
Mississippi does not have medical marijuana reciprocity, and so does not recognise medical marijuana cards or certificates from 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:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is fine) – just that you are protected by the state’s medical marijuana laws to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and you intend on purchasing 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 beholden to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing a visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
Employers are not required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana at their place of employment. The rules will be further refined in due course.
Medical cannabis in Mississippi is required to be tested for cannabinoid content, pesticides, mycotoxins, pollutants and mold.
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 purchase cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can actually do so.
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 any other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members club 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 and generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.