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Getting A Mississippi Medical Marijuana Card

The Mississippi Department of Health has deemed the following debilitating conditions as qualifying for a medical marijuana card.

  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Spastic Quadriplegia
  • HIV
  • 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/Severe Injury
  • 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

Steps to Patient Certification

  1. Visit a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or optometrist participating in the medical cannabis program to be certified for medical cannabis use. Here is a list of some approved doctors across the state: Approved Doctors.
  2. The medical professional will determine whether you have a qualifying medical condition, and if so, register your certification for medical cannabis use with the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program.
  3. Within 6 months of medical certification, apply to the Medical Cannabis Program as a patient, using our online form linked below. You’ll receive an electronic identification card that can be used at a medical cannabis dispensary.

The Mississippi State Department of Health does not publish the names of individuals enrolled in the medical cannabis program.

Applying Online

  1. First, register with the states online Portal. Before entering an application, register with the Medical Cannabis Portal. You’ll need a valid e-mail address to register, and you’ll need to create an account name and password.
  2. Select a starting application type. When you register with the Portal, choose the type individual license.
  3. Verify your Portal registration. You’ll receive an e-mail message to confirm your registration. Follow its instructions to confirm your new
  4. Start your application. You’ll be returned to the Portal to sign in with your new user name and password, and create your application.

Approval time: Upon completion of an application and supporting documents that meet regulatory requirements, there is a 24 hour approval time for licensure applications. Upon approval of a patient application, patient identification cards are made available within five days. Please allow time for review and approval of patient applications and practitioner certification information. Applications are reviewed and determinations made in order of receipt of all required information.


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