Meet With a Medical Marijuana Doctor in Mississippi

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It looks like we are not currently helping patients in Mississippi to get their medical marijuana cards. However, you can easily join our waitlist to be notified when we're booking appointments in your state. The Mississippi Department of Health started accepting applications for medical cards in 2022, and the first dispensaries opened in 2023.

You can also take advantage of our Personalized Consults as a Mississippi resident to better understand how cannabis and low THC/CBD may be helpful to you.


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Possession Limits

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2.5 oz poss. limit

3.5 g purchase limit

Recreational users


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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in MS

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When we’re booking appointments in Mississippi, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in MS through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.


Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a certification form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state. You will also be required to make a six-month follow-up visit with this provider.

It is important to note that MS patients between the ages of 18 and 23 will be required to have written certifications from two different medical doctors (MD) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO) from two seperate medical practices to qualify for the medical cannabis program.


Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In Mississippi, patients will need to recertify their license annually, unless specified for a shorter period by licensed physician. You will need to see a licensed physician again for recertifications. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Mississippi

Mississippi joined 3 dozen other states across the nation in 2020 when voters passed Initiative 65, the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, and legalized medicinal marijuana. With this move, they became the 36th state to legalize some form of medicinal or recreational cannabis use for residents. Recreational cannabis is still not permitted in this state, but there is a wide range of accepted conditions that Mississippi residents can treat with medical marijuana. 

The state began accepting applications for medical cards in February 2022, and the first dispensary sale was made in Brookhaven, Mississippi in January 2023. While the program is still largely in its infancy, it has already generated more than $15 million in sales.

In September 2023, the government moved to update some of the regulations surrounding the medical card process. These updates targeted the card renewal process as well as changing the process for out-of-state residents. Additionally, changes were made regarding advertising for both medical providers and dispensaries.

All purchases of medical cannabis are registered in the Mississippi Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) to ensure that patients don’t purchase more than the legal limit each day.

How to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Mississippi

To receive a medical marijuana card in Mississippi, you must provide a few documents first.

You’ll need a valid ID, written certification of a qualifying medical condition, and to be over 18 years of age. You cannot hold a CDL license or be a bus driver, law enforcement personnel, or a firefighter.

Minors under the age of 18 can only qualify for the medical cannabis program with parental or guardian consent. Additionally, parents and guardians are responsible for controlling the administration of cannabis as well as its dosage. Minor patients are unable to enter a dispensary without a parent or guardian present.

The medical cannabis card application fee is $25 due to the Mississippi State Department of Health for the initial application and $25 for every renewal. Patients who are considered disabled veterans or disabled first responders who have documentation noting them as such may apply for the application fee to be waived.

Caregiver Rules

Cardholders can designate a caregiver to help them with getting their medical cannabis from a cannabis business. If you need more than one caregiver, you must submit information documenting that more caregivers are needed due to the patient’s age or medical condition. 

According to the MSDOH, caregivers must be 21 or older unless they are the parent or guardian of a Mississippi medical marijuana patient who is a minor. Caregivers also may not have certain prior felonies or convictions. Felonies and convictions that can disqualify you from becoming a caregiver include:

A caregiver application fee will be applied and cost $25 a year. The background check that is part of the requirements for a caretaker will cost the applicant $37.

Qualifying Conditions

The qualifying conditions that are approved for medical cannabis treatments in Mississippi include:

Potency Restrictions

Cannabis flower must not exceed 30% of THC levels, and tinctures, oils, and concentrates may not exceed 60% THC. Additionally, all cannabis products from a medical cannabis establishment must have a “notice of harm” marked on the packaging.

Possession & Purchase Limits

Possession restrictions and purchase limits in Mississippi are calculated based on Medical Cannabis Equivalency Units (MCEUs) instead of measurements such as grams and ounces. You may not possess more than 28 MCEUs of cannabis or cannabis-based products at a time. This is equal to 98 grams, which is less than 3.5 ounces of dried marijuana flower.

Essentially, you can purchase in a day up to 3.5 grams of flower, one 100mg THC-infused product, or one product containing 1 gram of cannabis concentrates. Additionally, you are restricted to the following purchase guidelines:

In addition to possession and purchase limits, the following limitations also apply to medical marijuana program patients:

Landlords are not prohibited from banning tenants from using medical cannabis at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is medical marijuana legal in Mississippi?

Yes, medical marijuana is now legalized in Mississippi.

Currently, growing and cultivating plants is only permitted by licensed growers in Mississippi.

No. your right to own firearms has nothing to do with the medical cannabis program in Mississippi.

No. The medical cannabis bill does not require insurance companies to pay for your cannabis.

No. Employers in Mississippi are not required to allow patients to use medical cannabis and are able to require drug testing as a condition of employment in line with their normal business practices.

In MS, you are unable to possess more than 28 MCEUs, or 98 grams of cannabis products at a time.

Yes, if you are an individual who has been a Mississippi resident for less than 45 days, you can register with the MSDOH to purchase and use medical cannabis in the state.

You must be certified to use medical marijuana in your home state as well as have a practitioner statement attesting that you have a medical condition that qualfies for cannabis in MS. You also must submit any documentation required by the medical cannabis program and can only register for a total of two 15-day periods every year. Each registration costs $75.

Medical cannabis products in Mississippi include flower, concentrates like oils, vapes, edibles, topicals, and tinctures.

Places to Visit in MS After Enjoying Your Medicine

Mississippi, a fun state name to learn to spell, has even more adventure within its nearly 50,000 square miles of land and water. The Deep South State, bordered by Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, and the Gulf of Mexico, is most famous for its river, titled after the region, and its Civil War history as a cotton-producing region. Locals and visitors frequently stop at the many monuments of the past and see other notable sights, including the place where Elvis Presley was born. Beyond the mainland is the Gulf Islands National Seashore, which touches the tip of Florida’s Santa Rosa Island. For those who need to take a trip to pick up CBD oil, stopping at any of the below best places in Mississippi will surely make the trip much more fun.

Ole Miss

Famous for football and life changing stories like the film The Blind Side, “Ole Miss” is the state university where dreams are born. The Oxford-based university touts Civil War cemeteries and hiking trails through Bailey’s Wood. The historic downtown square is where locals and visitors alike gather for shopping, food and entertainment. While in town, stopping at the University of Mississippi Museum is a must do if time permits.

Elvis Presley’s Birthplace

Born in Tupelo, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presely, will forever be remembered at his birthplace home. Completely preserved, the small home depicts Presley’s early life. The chapel that Presley grew up in was relocated to the property so patrons can peruse the pews that Presely praised the Lord in, being inspired to become one of the greatest singers of all time.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Scenic lookouts and historic landmarks cover miles of Natchez Parkway, the perfect route for a drive through Mississippi. For those who like to use different modes of transportation rather than ride in a vehicle, a bicycle route is available so patrons can exercise and sight ee simultaneously. The 444-mile parkway named after the Native American tribe of the Natchez also hosts hiking, camping, and horseback riding for those who would like to step out of the car for a few hours or overnight.

Data Last Updated 01/10/2024

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