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Medical marijuana IS legal in Mississippi as long as you have a medical marijuana (MMJ) card. While it is legal for medical use, using marijuana for recreational purposes is NOT LEGAL.
No, to be able to receive medical marijuana from a dispensary, you MUST HAVE an MMJ Card.

The process to obtain an MMJ card was set by the Mississippi Department of Health.

To obtain your MMJ card, you must:

  • Have a qualifying medical condition
  • Receive a certificate for medical marijuana usage from your health care provider
  • Submit an application

For a more in-depth explanation of the process, you can read our article titled “How to get a medical marijuana card in Mississippi” or by visiting the Mississippi Department of Health.

Yes, the standard initial fee for a Registered Qualifying Patient Identification is $25.00. For more information, you can visit the Mississippi Department of Health.
Medical marijuana can be used to ease symptoms caused by certain health conditions. For a more in-depth explanation of medical marijuana, check out our blog post titled “What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

The forms of medical cannabis vary from state to state, depending on the regulations set by the Department of Health. In the state of Mississippi, the forms available to purchase at registered dispensaries are:

  • Concentrated cannabis (ex. Shatter, wax, oil)
  • Edible cannabis
  • Cannabis infused (ex. Sprays, lozenges, dissolvables, gums, gummies)

For a more in-depth explanation of medical marijuana, check out our blog post titled "What You Need to Know About Medical Cannabis"

The health conditions that qualify for an MMJ card according to the Mississippi Department of Health are:

  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Spastic Quadriplegia
  • Hepatitis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Sickle-Cell Anemia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • PTSD
  • Autism
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal cord disease or severe injury
  • Health conditions that produce:
  • Cachexia
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe Muscle Spasms
Yes, your physician will determine if you qualify for medical marijuana as a treatment plan. After receiving a recommendation from a participating physician, you can pursue obtaining marijuana for medicinal use.

The chemicals in medical marijuana are similar to the chemicals that are already in your body. Medical marijuana helps the chemicals in your body work better, which may help improve:

  • Appetite
  • Memory
  • Movement
  • Pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

Like any medication, side effects vary from person to person, but some potential side effects include:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired concentration/memory
  • Slower reaction times
  • Negative drug interactions
  • Increased risk of heart attack/stroke
  • Increased appetite
  • Potential for addiction
  • Hallucinations
  • Mental illness
  • Withdrawal symptoms

The chemicals in marijuana (THC, CBD, CBN) are processed in your body by enzymes that help process and eliminate a high percent of prescription drugs. This could lead to a dangerous increase in side effects of the prescribed medication or rid the body of the prescribed medication completely before it can do anything.

Some prescription drugs that medical marijuana can potentially affect are:

  • Warfarin
  • Tamoxifen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen

It’s important to discuss with your doctor the potential drug interactions before taking medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana is legal in the state of Mississippi if you meet the requirements to obtain an MMJ Card. Medical marijuana is also used to help ease symptoms related to certain health conditions.

Consumption of marijuana without an MMJ card is 100% illegal in the state of Mississippi.