Mississippi State Department of Health

Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program


The Mississippi State Department of Health is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act. Our goal is to provide a safe and accessible program that meets the needs of patients and the public health and safety of all Mississippi residents.

Medical cannabis products availability: MSDH anticipates that cannabis products will become available to patients in late 2022 to allow time for cultivation of marijuana in the state and required safety testing.

Finding a medical practitioner: The Mississippi State Department of Health does not publish the names of medical practitioners enrolled in the medical cannabis program. Medical practitioners may voluntarily list themselves with other online sources.

E-mail updates about the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program and its regulations are free.

Apply for License/Registration

Applications are now being accepted for:

Dispensaries: The Mississippi Department of Revenue will be responsible for the licensing of medical cannabis dispensaries beginning in July.

Pre-Application Checklist

All types of applicants should review the general guide below to prepare for the application process.

Background Checks

Caregivers, facility staff and individuals associated with cannabis businesses may be required to have a criminal history background check and submit an affidavit with their application.

Applying Online

Detailed instructions can be found in our Portal user guide, or get help by sending e-mail to MSMedicalCannabis@msdh.ms.gov.

Get Started

Approval time: There is a 30-day approval time for licensure applications, and a 5-day approval time for program patients.

Documents and Forms

Current Regulations

Business Registration

If a company plans to apply for licensure through the Mississippi State Department of Health for any aspect of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program, potential applicants should first register with the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.

As part of this registration, entities are required to select an NAICS Code as part of their formation or registration. If the company is interested in being licensed to participate in the Medical Cannabis Program, the applicable NAICS codes are given below.

Type of LicensureNAICS Code
Transporter (local freight)484220
Transporter (long distance)484230
Testing Facility621511
Waste Disposal562211

Qualifying Conditions

The following medical conditions or their treatment qualify for participation in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program:

Also qualifying is a chronic terminal or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:


For inquiries about the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program, send e-mail to MSMedicalCannabis@msdh.ms.gov

Links referenced
Regulations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,425,60,html
Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act    http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2022/pdf/SB/2001-2099/SB2095SG.pdf
Mississippi Department of Revenue    https://www.dor.ms.gov/
Diagram: Steps to Being Certified    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,19095,425,pdf/Medical_Cannabis_Patient_Certification.pdf
Start pre-application checklist    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3EKQVfCLhk2fwPv0x1A8ebdfWaa3Q8ZNlmDN8lMIOKJURUY2NVZYUk1SS0VIR0UwVUMwQk8xNklFWC4u
Background check information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,24424,425,1001,html
MSMedicalCannabis@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:MSMedicalCannabis@msdh.ms.gov
View/download the User Guide    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,19089,425,pdf/MMCP_Portal_Guide.pdf
Existing user    https://ms-doh-public.nls.egov.com
Comment on these proposed regulations    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/9ed6dd5511ab40b89c1a032a10c65679
Affidavits for Businesses and Work permits    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,24424,425,1001,html
Local Government Opt-Out Verification Form    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/66bfb6dc0817430ba1df3132b820a0fc
Distance Requirement Waiver    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,18964,425,pdf/DistanceRequirementWaiver.pdf
Medical Practitioners Q&A    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,18748,425,pdf/PractitionersQ-A.pdf
Regulations currently in effect    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,425,60,html
Mississippi Secretary of State's Office    https://www.sos.ms.gov/business-services-regulation

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