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.
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.
All types of applicants should review the general guide below to prepare for the application process.
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.
Detailed instructions can be found in our Portal user guide, or get help by sending e-mail to MSMedicalCannabis@msdh.ms.gov.
Approval time: There is a 30-day approval time for licensure applications, and a 5-day approval time for program patients.
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 Licensure||NAICS Code|
|Transporter (local freight)||484220|
|Transporter (long distance)||484230|
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
|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|
|View/download the User Guide||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,19089,425,pdf/MMCP_Portal_Guide.pdf|
|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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