First, register with our online Portal. Before entering an application, register with the Medical Cannabis Portal. You'll need a valid e-mail address to register, and you'll need to create an account name and password.
Select a starting application type. When you register with the Portal, choose the type of application you intend to make. (If you intend to make different types of applications, such as a business license and an individual license, you can add a second account later.)
Verify your Portal registration. You'll receive an e-mail message to confirm your registration. Follow its instructions to confirm your new
Start your application. You'll be returned to the Portal to sign in with your new user name and password, and create your application. (Individuals must upload a photo.)
Detailed instructions can be found in our Portal user guide:
Approval time: Upon completion of an application and supporting documents that meet regulatory requirements, there is a 30-day approval time for licensure applications.
Upon approval of a patient application, patient identification cards are made available within five days.
Please allow time for review and approval of patient applications and practitioner certification information.
Applications are reviewed and determinations made in order of receipt of all required information.
Distance requirement waiverThe Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act requires that a medical cannabis establishment, inclusive of a cannabis transportation entity, shall not be within 1,000 feet of the nearest property boundary line of a school, church or child care facility which exists or has acquired necessary real property for the operation of such facility before the date of the medical cannabis establishment application unless the entity has received approval from the school, church or child care facility and received the applicable waiver from their licensing agency, provided that the main point of entry of the cannabis establishment is not located within five hundred (500) feet of the nearest property boundary line of any school, church or child care facility. MSDH is making available this required waiver form available for applicants.