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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in MS

Step1: Book an appointment

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.

Step 2: Consult with an mmj Doctor

Consult with a doctor for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.

Step 3: Get approved

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 re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

Until the program is live, you can join the Veriheal tribe above to gain access to our large network of offerings that are presently available to you.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Mississippi

Cannabis in Mississippi, United States, is illegal for recreational and medical purposes, but the use of low-THC/high-CBD products is allowed for severe seizure disorders under 2014 legislation. Possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 1978. CBD oil may only be procured by order of a doctor licensed to practice in Mississippi, and directly administered under the supervision of the physician.

Mississippi is certainly not a marijuana­ friendly state, but there is a glimpse of hope for progress for this traditionally conservative state.

Is medical marijuana legal in Mississippi?

Yes, but – only low ­THC cannabis is allowed for patients with catastrophic seizure disorders in Mississippi. The Natural Product Laboratory at the University of Mississippi is the only place legally able to grow medical marijuana in Mississippi. So far, federal paperwork has prevented UMMC from conducting clinical trials on cannabis oil extract or distribute the cannabis oil. Medical marijuana is still legal, and only qualified patients can receive some legal protection.

Cannabis oil can only be accessed through the Natural Product Laboratory at the University of Mississippi. The purchase of medical cannabis is still illegal in Mississippi.

How can I apply to become a medical marijuana patient?

First, you must be a resident of Mississippi suffering from a debilitating epileptic condition. You are required to request your medical records and a written document from a Mississippi­ licensed physician confirming your medical condition. Once you have acquired all the proper documents, then you can apply for the card through the state of Mississippi.

Becoming a Patient in Mississippi

Pursuant to Harper Grace’s Law, a patient may acquire, possess and administer CBD oil if they have a debilitating epileptic condition or related illness and have obtained a written order to treat that condition by a physician who is licensed to practice in the state.

The CBD oil must be at least 15% CBD (or a dilution of the resin that contains at least 50 mg of CBD per milliliter) and no more than 0.5% THC and be used to treat a debilitating epileptic condition or related illness.  That treatment must be pursuant to a written order issued by a Mississippi licensed physician.

Application Process

There is no formal application process; however, patients (or their guardian) must sign a hold-harmless agreement that releases the state and any division, agency, institution or agency thereof involved in the research, licensing, prescribing or administration of CBD oil from legal liability.

Caregivers

Parents, guardians, and custodians of a patient may also possess and administer CBD oil to the patient.

Qualifying Conditions

Mississippi allows access to CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Mississippi include:

  • Debilitating epileptic seizure disorders

Patients must receive medical recommendations by a physician from the University of Mississippi Medical Center to participate in the clinical trial.

What is Low-THC Cannabis?

Low-THC Cannabis is for patients with cancer or a condition that causes chronic seizures or muscle spasms may qualify to receive low-THC cannabis. Low-THC cannabis has very low amounts of the psychoactive ingredient THC and does not usually produce the “high” commonly associated with cannabis.

THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana. Mississippi and many other states only allow low-THC forms of CBD oil in order to address illnesses. In the case of Mississippi, again, the only patients allowed to use even CBD oil are children suffering from intractable epilepsy. 

Places to Visit in MS After Enjoying Your Medicine

Mississippi is a diverse state filled with a wide variety of tourist attractions and destinations. The southern state of Mississippi is home to the waterway that bears its name, and which is one of the longest rivers in the country. It is also home to a vibrant culture of friendly people, historic buildings, warm coastal beaches, lakes, parks, and delicious Southern cooking. Tourists can also enjoy sightseeing as they pass through the state via the Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic route that has many historic spots and picture-perfect outlooks.

Oxford

Like the city of Oxford in England, this Oxford in Mississippi is also home to a well-known educational institution. The University of Mississippi, more commonly known as “Ole Miss,” makes its home in Oxford, a city which calls itself the Cultural Mecca of the South for its diverse, creative community. History lovers will enjoy strolling through the Confederate cemetery, hikers will love the trails in Bailey’s Wood, and all visitors owe it to themselves to take a tour of the massive and historic campus of Ole Miss. Other attractions include a farmers market, live music at the Lyric Theater, and more of that delicious Southern cooking.

Natchez

Located on the Mississippi River, right across from Vidalia, Louisiana, Natchez was the original capital of Mississippi due to its location. It was named for the Natchez Native American tribe, and today is well known for its gorgeous and well-preserved antebellum architecture, including the Longwood estate, with its ornate domed top, and the Dunleith mansion, with tall white pillars on the veranda that will make visitors feel like they are in a scene from Gone with the Wind. Visitors can also check out the Grand Village of the Natchez to learn how the local Native Americans lived in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Arkabutla Lake

Arkabutla Lake, located in northern Mississippi, only about a 30-minute drive from Memphis, Tennessee, is a beautiful and remote location for a relaxing getaway into nature. This reservoir, part of the Coldwater River and created by a dam in 1943, has trails around its shores for hiking and biking, a beach for sunbathing, swimming, and picnics, and a fishing pier for those who want to try their luck catching catfish, largemouth bass, and crappie. There are also playgrounds for kids and some beautiful campgrounds where guests can park their RVs or pitch a tent to stay overnight and wake up to the sounds of nature.

Cleveland

Cleveland, Mississippi, was named for former US President Grover Cleveland. It is a stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail, with two markers in town: One on Christmas Street, and one for the noted blues musician W. C. Handy. Music lovers should also check out the GRAMMY Museum in Cleveland, which celebrates artists and musicians from the state of Mississippi. Cleveland is a charming small town with a history in the railroad industry, and today it boasts a friendly atmosphere, great traditional Southern cuisine, and brick-paved sidewalks lined with quaint shopping options and local businesses.

Data last updated 05/16/2019