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GOT QUESTIONS about Medical Marijuana in Mississippi?

MCPA is here to assist you with your medical cannabis questions, like:

Medical Cannabis Patient Overview: How to get your Card

Here are the steps you need to take to receive your medical marijuana card from a credentialed practitioner to be able to buy from a certified dispensary. 

Medical Marijuana Practitioners near me:

Need a Mississippi medical marijuana doctor near you? Find them here on our medical cannabis practitioner finder page.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries near me:

Need a medical cannabis dispensary near you?  Find them here on our Medical Marijuana Dispensary Finder Page.

Facts & Snacks

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FREE MEDICAL CANNABIS EVENT IN:

BILOXI, MS
Tuesday, December 6th, 20224-6 P.M.
MGCCC – Hospitality Resort Management Center

OXFORD. MS

Tuesday, December 13th, 20224-6 P.M.

Oxford Conference Center

There will be a discussion session at 4:30 on medical cannabis and how to become a patient.

Currently, over 20 conditions would be eligible for treatment through medical cannabis in Mississippi

Do you or someone you love suffer with one of these debilitating medical conditions? Chances are that medical cannabis could help them.

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Agitation of Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diabetic/peripheral Neuropathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Pain refractory to appropriate opioid management
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle-cell Anemia
  • Spastic Quadriplegia
  • Spinal Cord Disease or severe injury
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • 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, or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or any other serious medical condition or its treatment added by the Mississippi Department of Health, as provided for in Section 9 of the MS Medical Cannabis Act

Support their medical freedom to manage their qualifying conditions safely & effectively

Dispensaries Near Me?

For a list of MDOR approved dispensaries near you, click below

Remember

  • You can only purchase medical cannabis from licensed MDOR Medical Cannabis dispensaries
  • You must have a state issued ID in order to enter
  • Be 21 years old

Weekly Purchase Limits Are:

  • 3/4 ounce
  • Flower cannot exceed 30% THC
  • Processed products cannot exceed 60% THC

Welcome To Mississippi's Source For Answers To Medical Cannabis Program Questions.

EPISODE 01

The Number 1 Mistake Made On Medical Marijuana Applications in MS
Callie Anyan, MS State Dept of Health

EPISODE 02

Medical Marijuana in Mississippi – All You Need To Know
Angie Calhoun, CEO of MCPA

EPISODE 03

How To Get A Medical MJ Card In MS
Kris Jones, MS State Dept of Health

QUICK HELP

How to qualify for medical marijuana in MS?

Qualifying for medical marijuana in MS requires specific medical conditions and certain steps. Here are the basics:

You must have one of the qualifying medical conditions for a medical card in Mississippi.

Currently, there are over 20 qualifying conditions. 

You must be certified by a MSDH approved and credentialed medical cannabis practitioner.

If you believe you have an illness eligible for medical marijuana in Mississippi, you must get a certification from a credentialed medical cannabis practitioner to apply for a “Registry ID Card.

Medical Cannabis Patient Overview

STEP ONE
Patient believes has debilitating medical condition.
Check MCPA for: Patient schedules visit with approved practitioner:
  • Physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, optometrist
  • Patient signs medical release forms with existing practitioners
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STEP ONE
STEP TWO
Patient sees Practitioner in person
  • Determination is made by practitioner if patient has qualifying medical condition
  • Practitioner CERTIFIES patient online via MSDH Portal
  • CERTIFICATION IS NOT A PRESCRIPTION
  • Schedule a REQUIRED FOLLOW UP visit with practitioner
02
STEP TWO
STEP THREE
Certification & Registration

Within 60 days of certification patient registers & submits completed application through MSDH Portal

  • Click this link below to MSDH medical cannabis portal
  • Remember your username and password
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STEP THREE
STEP FOUR
Confirmation
  • Within 30 days patient receives notification from MSDH if approved
  • Patient ID Card issued through MSDH Portal
  • Patient prints patient ID card from MSDH Portal
  • Keep with you at all times
  • Patient ID card is good for a maximum of 12 months or as practitioner specifies
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STEP FOUR
STEP FIVE
Find Dispensary Near You
  • Patient selects MDOR licensed dispensary to purchase medical cannabis from
  • Patient purchases from MDOR licensed dispensary.
  • Participate in our research studies through the Releaf App, MCPA, and Ole Miss.
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STEP FIVE

What is the Positive Impact for Mississippi?

Giving patients and physicians more Medical freedom.

Mississippians with certain types of chronic pain, debilitating conditions, or terminal illnesses will have the medical freedom to work with their physicians to access the least addictive, yet most effective treatments available.

Improving the efficacy of life-saving cancer treatments.

For those undergoing chemotherapy, Medical Cannabis has proven to be safe and effective at reducing the nausea that causes most patients to end their treatments too early.

Reducing unnecessary utilization of healthcare resources.

In a recent study by Johns Hopkins University, researchers found that a significant percentage of Medical Cannabis patients reported using less intensive prescriptions and crisis level medical care.

Reducing the need for opioids.

Through treatments that are proven to be safe and effective under the care of a medical professional, states with medical cannabis laws show a nearly 25% decrease in overdoses due to opiods.

We Give Mississippi Patients A Voice.

See the stories of Mississippians who know the impact Medical Cannabis can make on their quality of life.

Austin and Emily – The Next Chapter in Austin’s Story: Thanks to the Mississippi Cannabis Act, Austin’s next chapter in life consists of moving back to Mississippi, marrying Emily, the woman he loves, and living a wonderfully rich normal life.

Can Medical Cannabis Help Our Veterans? 

Shane Polk, Army Veteran

Can Medical Cannabis Offer Relief To Sickle Cell Anemia Patients? 

Jeanne J. Tate, Chairperson of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Mississippi

Medical Cannabis Patients

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“As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered…The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” James 5:11 (NIV)

Share Your Story with Us

Are you a patient living in Mississippi with a condition that would qualify for access to Medical Cannabis? We’d like to hear your story.*

*No information or stories will be shared without prior, written approval from patient.

What is our Mission?

Our goal is to be Mississippi’s most trusted voice and resource for patients who are considering medical cannabis or have been certified for its use and want the most current, reliable, and impartial information on how, when, and where to take their next step so they can improve their quality of life safely and effectively.

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