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How to get a medical card in Mississippi - Coming Soon

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    Register Online with Leafwell

    Mississippi has passed its medical cannabis legislation. We expect to begin seeing patients in April 2022. Join the waitlist today and we’ll email you as soon as we open.

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    Discuss Medical Marijuana with your Doctor

    Once medical cannabis cards can be obtained, you can then discuss your medical cannabis needs with the qualifying physician at your appointment. You will need an ID, proof of residency in Mississippi, and medical records to confirm your diagnosis and increase your chances of qualifying for the Mississippi state medical marijuana/cannabis program.

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    Receive your certificate from Leafwell

    Once you have qualified, you will get a certificate confirming your eligibility for medical cannabis. However, please note that the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program is not functioning yet!

    Patients aged 18 to 23 require written certifications from two different practitioners from separate medical practices to qualify. There is an exception for those who registered before they were 18 and the homebound.

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    Apply for a Card with the State of Mississippi

    There is no medical cannabis ID card system in place yet in Mississippi, but it is estimated to begin in April 2022.

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Benefits of Getting a Mississippi Medical Card

Getting certified for medical cannabis is the only way to consume cannabis in Mississippi legally.

About Medical Marijuana in Mississippi

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. However, this decision was overturned. The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, which changed some aspects of Initiative 65, passed in January 2022 and was signed into law on 2nd February 2022

Medical cannabis:

  • 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 that makes it impossible for any citizen-initiated measure to qualify for the ballot.
  • January 13, 2022 – Mississippi Senate votes to legalize medical marijuana, The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act SB 2095.
  • February 2, 2022 – Governor Tate Reeves signs the bill into law.

Recreational cannabis:

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


How to qualify

Those aged 18 or over can qualify for medical cannabis for themselves. Those under 18 will need to apply as a minor and have a caregiver 21 or older and is responsible for the patient's care. Those aged 18 and 23 will need two certifications from two doctors working in other practices. Those under 21 cannot enter a dispensary without a parent or guardian.

You must provide ID, proof of Mississippi residency, and medical records to qualify for medical cannabis in Mississippi.

  1. There will be a caregiver program for medical cannabis patients.

    Caregivers must be aged 21 or over and be the primary person responsible for the patient’s care.

    We’ll provide more information once this program is live and functioning.


Medical Conditions

In Mississippi, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana recommendation:

Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either substantially limits a person’s ability to conduct one or more of major life activities as defined in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the person’s safety, physical, or mental health.

Possession and Growing

Possession and purchase limits are calculated based on “Medical Cannabis Equivalency Units” (MCEUs) of 3.5 grams of flower, up to 100 mg of THC in infused products, and up to one gram of concentrate.

The final version of the bill included the following possession limits.

  • Patients may not purchase more than six MCEUs in a week (21 grams, which is just under 3/4 ounce).
  • Patients may not purchase more than 24 MCEUs in a month (84 grams, just under 3 ounces).
  • Patients may not possess more than 28 MCEUs at one time (98 grams, which is just under 3.5 ounces).

Potency Caps

  • Flower/bud potency cannot exceed 30% THC.
  • Tinctures, oils, and concentrates may not exceed 60% THC.

Neither patients nor caregivers can cultivate cannabis in Mississippi.


Caregivers

Medical Marijuana patients in Mississippi can have a caregiver.

There will be a caregiver program for medical cannabis patients. Caregivers must be aged 21 or over and be the primary person responsible for the patient's care.

We’ll provide more information once this program is functioning.

In most states, you can become a medical marijuana caregiver if:

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    You have been designated for that purpose by a legal medical marijuana user

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    You are consistently responsible for that person’s housing, health, and/or safety

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    The care you provide is independent of assistance you give the person in taking medical marijuana

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    You began taking care of the person at or before the time you assumed responsibility for assisting with medical marijuana

Reciprocity

No medical marijuana card ID system is in place yet in Mississippi.

The regulations state that temporary patients will have to register with the Mississippi Department of Health to purchase medical marijuana at a Mississippi dispensary. This registration is valid for 60 days, and it can be renewed for one 30-day period. The registration application fee is $50.

Reciprocity is one key benefit for medical marijuana users. Unlike recreational cannabis users, medical marijuana users with a medical marijuana card can travel to the states listed above and purchase the medical marijuana they require while they are out of state.

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Frequently asked questions in Mississippi

    How much does a Mississippi Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

    We are unable to provide online medical marijuana card consultations and certificates at this moment in time. The cost for the application fee and Mississippi MMJ card is $50.

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

    In Mississippi, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and 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 (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 do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Mississippi online?

    It is not possible to get certified for medical cannabis online in Mississippi. Telehealth is not available for medical cannabis consultations and evaluations in Mississippi at this moment in time. You must speak and undergo an in-person evaluation in MS.

    How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Mississippi?

    You must be aged at least 18 years-old in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card on your own behalf. Those under this age will need to apply as a minor and have a caregiver. Caregivers must be at least 21 years of age.

    Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Mississippi?

    Mississippi caregivers will need to undergo a criminal background check. Breaking the law may result in a caregiver’s identification card being revoked. Caregivers cannot consume medical marijuana. Caregivers must be 21 years old or older.

    How does the online evaluation process work for getting a Medical Marijuana certificate in Mississippi?

    For the moment, you can join our waiting list. The medical marijuana program in Mississippi has not been established yet, so the precise process needs to be decided.