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How To Use The MSDH Medical Cannabis Program Portal

Steps For Patients, Caregivers, Legal Guardians & Practitioners


You’ll need to visit a Credentialed Practitioner (we will supply a list of Credentialed Practitioners as soon as one is available) and products will not be in dispensaries until late Fall. IF YOU CHOOSE TO REGISTER, here’s important things to know:

Read The Following Before Going To The Registration Portal

This information will save you time and stress, while making the process much easier to navigate.

Who can register?

Resident and non-resident Patients, Caregivers, Caregiver Business Entities, and Parent/Legal Guardians of Minors (under age 18), Practitioners. Additional Documentation for Minors is required.


When should I register?

There’s no rush for Patients, Caregivers, or Legal Guardians. You’ll need to submit your application within 60 days of your in-person visit with the certifying practitioner.


Do I need to register BEFORE I see a certified Practitioner?

No. You can wait to register until after you see a certified practitioner. Practitioners began applying for their Medical Cannabis licenses on June 1st, but they cannot announce themselves until they have completed their application, CME’s and registered with the MSBML. As soon as a list of credentialed practitioners is available, we will provide it. To get the latest updates on the program, sign up for our emails.


Do I need documents to register with?

Yes. Go here to get a list of the information and documents you’ll need as a:

Have all information and documents available and ready to UPLOAD to the portal before you submit your application.


How long will it take to process my application?

 MS Resident Patient applications will process within 5-10 days after a completed application has been submitted. Patients will get emails as changes to the application are made.



Mississippi’s medical cannabis laws allow only MDOH credentialed practitioners to prescribe medical cannabis if your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.



Please DO NOT allow other companies to register you on the MSDH Medical Cannabis Portal, nor should you give them information about yourself. You will be giving them vital information which could be used for identity theft. DO NOT pay for anything ahead of time.

Program Portal

Once you’ve gathered your documents, go here. This is the registration portal. Simply fill in your information and follow the steps to:

  • Sign up for an account with the MSDH
  • Verify your email address
  • Submit information and documents

Now what? Once your credentialed Practitioner certifies you with a debilitating medical condition, he/she will submit your certification to MSDH and you’ll receive an email regarding your next step.

Resident Patient

Information & Documents Required

  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • DMV Issued ID Number
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address (Physical & Mailing)
  • Digital photo
  • Proof of State Residency (ownership/lease/rental documents, power bill, gas bill, water bill, vehicle registration)
  • DMV Issued ID
  • Caregiver Authorization (if applicable)
  • MS Medicaid Participant Document Proof (MS Medicaid card)
  • Disabled Veteran or Disabled First Responder Document Proof (see MSDH Rules, Title 15, Part 22)

Legal Guardians Of Minors

Information & Documents Required

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form
  • Proof of Legal Guardianship

Caregiver (Individual)

Information & Documents Required

  • Social Security Number
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Physical Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Caregiver Authorization Form (MSDH form the approved, registered patient designating their choice of caregiver)
  • Proof of state of residency
  • DMV Issued ID card
  • Digital Photo

Caregiver Business Entities

Information & Documents Required

  • Facility Name
  • Facility Physical address
  • Facility mailing address
  • Facility number
  • Facility email
  • EIN
  • Facility Contact Person (Name & Phone)
  • Licensing Entity & License Number
  • MS Medical Cannabis Program Patient ID Card(s)
  • Government Issued ID (Facility license issued by the State of MS)
  • Caregiver Authorization Form 
  • Proof of state residency (Facility license issued by the State of MS)
  • Proof of background check (Facility license issued by the State of MS)
  • Proof of valid entity licensure
  • Digital photo (Facility license issued by the State of MS)


Information & Documents Required

  • Practitioner Name & Credentials
  • Practitioner type
  • Federal Drug Enforcement Agency Number
  • Practitioner Phone
  • Practitioner Email
  • Practitioner Office Address
  • MS State Licensing entity Number and expiration date
  • Practitioner Specialty
  • Practitioner Mailing Address
  • Professional Licensure
  • Certificates of completion for initial 8 hours of MSDH approved CME

Debilitating Condition Information

  • Date of Patient Examination
  • Debilitating Medical Condition Diagnosis

Fees for Cards

Patient Registry ID Card

  • Application Fee: $25.00
  • Annual Renewal Fee: $25.00
  • Designated Caregiver Card: $25.00
    +Background check fee: $37.00
  • Medicaid Registry ID Card Application Fee: $15.00
    Annual Renewal Fee: $15.00
  • Disabled Veteran or Disabled First Responder Registry Id Card
    Application Fee: Fee is Waived
  • Non-resident Card Fee: $75.00 (different information will need to be submitted to MSDH)


Whether you drive or not, you must have a current DMV issued ID. DMV will issue a non-driving card to you. It is suggested that you make an appointment with the DMV to avoid long waits and lines. The DMV appointment can be done online or by phone.


This must be a clear, color photograph taken against a plain white or off-white background and taken within the last six (6) months and must reflect current appearance. Applicant must be directly facing the camera with a neutral facial expression or natural smile, with both eyes open. Applicant’s face should be unobscured (no sunglasses, hats, masks, etc.). The photograph may not be digitally enhanced, cropped, or altered in any way that changes the applicant’s appearance (i.e. no filters, no frames, no effects). Photograph should be SQUARE and properly oriented – sideways or rectangular photos will be rejected. This should not be a photograph of your driver’s license, passport, or any other previously issued ID. Photographs that do not adhere to these requirements will be rejected.”


  1. Online Apps like:
  2. Go to Wal-Greens, CVS, Walmart, Target (not all offer this service)
  3. Use a Professional Photographer at a studio
  4. Post Office (not all offer this service) and may require an appointment

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