Yes. But, you must be certified with a debilitating medical condition by a credentialed and MMCP approved medical cannabis practitioner. The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act allows patients to be certified for medical marijuana treatment if they have a “debilitating medical condition”, which includes the following:
After being certified that you have a qualifying debilitating medical condition you will then apply for your medical cannabis identification card through the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program’s website.
After you receive your card through your MMCP Portal you can print it or save it digitally to your mobile phone. Then you may visit a licensed dispensary in Mississippi.
Mississippi’s medical cannabis laws allow only MDOH credentialed practitioners to prescribe medical cannabis.
Marijuana strains vary in their amounts of THC or CBD. By state law, the flower cannot contain more than 30% THC, and all other forms not more than 60% THC.
And, as with any medication, there are risks and side effects to consider. That is why it is so important to talk to your MDOH credentialed medical cannabis practitioner, pharmacist, and medical cannabis dispensary agent to help you consider:
Medical cannabis has been used as an effective pain reliever for at least 5,000 years. Patients often report significant pain relief from medical cannabis, even in cases where pharmaceutical or conventional pain therapies have been ineffective. In 1999, a study commissioned by the White House and conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recognized the role that medical cannabis can play in treating chronic pain, saying, “After nausea and vomiting, chronic pain was the condition cited most often to the IOM study team as a medicinal use for marijuana.”
Debilitating nausea and vomiting can be effectively treated with medical cannabis. As the number of medical studies on the topic continue to increase over years of research, most studies find an overwhelming majority of patients find almost immediate relief through the use of medical cannabis. For instance, a recent medical study from the University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis use in more than 96% of patients in the study reported almost immediate relief or significant decreases in severity. In addition, most patients reported this relief took less than an hour after consumption of medical cannabis.
One of the most commonly asked questions from patients for treatment of debilitating nausea and vomiting is ‘why medical cannabis over opioid therapy’? First, it is common knowledge that use of opioids has resulted in issues of addiction and dependence. Moreover, many patients may not be able to take some opioids due to other medications used for other treatments, or other harmful side effects.
While it is true that many opioid therapies can be effective to treat many illnesses and painful side effects, nearly all opiates can produce nausea in patients. It is reported that prolonged, painful, and life-altering nausea due to opioid use can cause additional declines in a patient’s health, not limited to anorexia, wasting, and malnutrition.
Medical marijuana can provide better relief, in many cases nearly immediately, from debilitating nausea and vomiting. Some studies have shown that the use of medical marijuana in treatment of nausea can eliminate the need for prescription drugs or additional over-the-counter medications.
Disclaimer: The content reported here is intended to provide the public with information as reported by medical and scientific studies and data available to the Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance. The Alliance does not provide a diagnosis of patient conditions, or provide healthcare recommendations for a specific patient. All patients should consult their healthcare provider on any forms of treatment specific to their current condition.
As a patient seeking the best medical cannabis products available for treatment, chronic pain, and side effects such as nausea and vomiting, there are many factors that should be considered.
The options can feel overwhelming, so below are some criteria to consider:
Fortunately, in comparison to other forms of medication, medical cannabis rarely produces side effects in patients seeking treatment for a variety of medical conditions. In using medical cannabis for debilitating nausea and vomiting, many patients can also find relief for other conditions, such as chronic or debilitating pain. For nausea, patients should consider the delivery of medical cannabis for possible side effects, as ingesting the product may be difficult or may cause changes in appetite.