Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.
Skip to main content

Mississippi Q&A


Who is eligible for medical cannabis in the state of Mississippi?

Medical cannabis is available to permanent residents and non-residents who have a qualifying condition. A non-resident can only be qualified for two 15-day periods over a 12-month period of time.

What are qualifying conditions?

  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Spastic Quadriplegia
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Sickle-Cell Anemia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Agitation of Dementia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Autism
  • Pain refractory to appropriate opioid management
  • Diabetic/Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Spinal Cord Disease or Severe Injury

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

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • severe or intractable nausea
  • seizures
  • severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Who needs to have a medical cannabis card?

All patients and caregivers are required to have an active identification
card to purchase and be in possession of medical cannabis.

How do I apply for a medical cannabis ID Card?

  1. Schedule a visit with a physician, nurse practitioner, or optometrist participating in the medical cannabis program to be evaluated for a qualifying condition.
  2. Patient sees a physician, nurse practitioner, or optometrist in person. A determination is made that the patient has a qualifying condition. The practitioner completes the medical certification for the medical cannabis program.
  3. Within 60 days of the medical certification, the patient completes and submits an application to participate in the medical cannabis program and receives an ID card.
  4. The patient receives an electronic ID card for the time period specified by the certifying practitioner.
  5. The patient selects and purchases medical cannabis from a Mississippi Licensed Dispensary.

What documentation do I submit to the Mississippi Department of Health for a non-resident card?
Proof of diagnoses with a debilitating medical condition by a practitioner in the patient’s home state or territory. A non-resident may apply to receive a non-resident ID up to 30 days prior to arriving in Mississippi.

A non-resident ID is only valid for 15 days. After expiration, a non-resident may apply for renewal of the card for an additional 15 days.

This process is allowable every 12 months.

How do I renew my ID card?
A patient must be reevaluated by a physician, nurse practitioner, or optometrist participating in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis program to renew his or her card.

Where can I get medical cannabis?
You can get medical cannabis at a licensed cannabis dispensary in the state of Mississippi.

How can I take medical cannabis?
Medical marijuana comes in many forms. The route that is best for you depends on your medical condition. You may:

  • Orally ingest tinctures and capsules
  • Inhale through vaporizing or smoking
  • Apply topically through lotions and patches
  • Suppositories and nasal sprays are also available

Where can I use medical cannabis?
At your home or on private property.

Our Locations

Choose your preferred location