On July 5, 2023, LeafMed invites you to the grand opening of our new Marijuana dispensary in Bay St. Louis, MS. We offer a wide selection of marijuana edibles, tinctures, pre-rolls, and topicals. If you have a valid medical marijuana card, come on down to our Bay St. Louis marijuana dispensary and see what we have to offer!
What To Know Before Visiting Our Bay St. Louis Marijuana Dispensary
Never been to a medical marijuana dispensary before? If you’re new to medical marijuana, we understand that you probably have several questions. Here’s all you need to know before visiting our Bay St. Louis marijuana dispensary.
Medical Marijuana Is Legal in Mississippi
Medical marijuana is completely legal in Mississippi. On February 2, 2022, Governor Tate Reeves signed the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act into law. That means if you have a valid medical marijuana card, you won’t get into trouble for buying, owning, or using any of our products.
As of 2023, more than 1,700 people are enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program. If you’re a newcomer, welcome! Our experienced budtenders will help you find the right marijuana products for you.
How Is Medical Marijuana Different From Recreational Marijuana?
Technically, there’s no major difference between medical marijuana and the recreational variety. One isn’t necessarily any stronger or better than the other, and both have a similar concentration of THC (the substance in marijuana that comes from the cannabis plant and produces the “high” feeling). The main difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana is how they’re sold — and that using recreational marijuana is still illegal.
Dispensaries in some states can legally sell recreational marijuana, but Mississippi isn’t yet one of them. There’s been at least one attempt to legalize recreational marijuana, but so far, possessing weed without a medical marijuana card is against the law in our state.
Marijuana Product Terms To Know
If you’ve never visited a medical marijuana dispensary before, you may find yourself overwhelmed by our product selection. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few of the products we offer:
- Buds and flowers: This is the part of the marijuana plant that you can smoke. Our dispensary sells cured flowers by weight.
- Pre-rolls: For your convenience, we offer pre-rolled marijuana for smoking.
- Shakes: Shakes is the term for small marijuana buds that are left over after packing larger nuggets. We often sell shake products at a discounted price.
- Topicals: These products contain cannabinoids from the marijuana plant. You can apply them to your skin to help with soreness.
- Edibles: Edibles are marijuana products that you can eat. We sell a wide range of tasty gummies, drink mixes, and chocolates.
- Vape pens: If you’re looking to limit your smoke inhalation, we offer vape pens. These pens contain cartridges packed with marijuana concentrates.
- Tinctures: These products contain marijuana extracts. You take them orally with a dropper to control your dose.
- Concentrates: Concentrates, as the name suggests, contain a high concentration of cannabis products. You’ll find them in wax, shatter, hash, or oil in vape cartridges.
How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card
Don’t have a medical marijuana card yet? You’ll need one to buy products when you visit our Bay St. Louis marijuana dispensary. Here’s how to get yours.
First, you’ll need to register with Mississippi’s Medical Cannabis portal system. Don’t apply for a card just yet; that step comes later.
Next, see your doctor to verify that you have a condition that qualifies you for a medical marijuana card. Mississippi allows cards for 22 conditions, some of which include:
- HIV+ and AIDS
- Chronic and debilitating pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Intractable nausea
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Epilepsy and other seizures
Once your doctor has verified that you qualify, they’ll authorize you for the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program.
Finally, apply for your card within 60 days of your doctor’s qualification. To finish your application, you’ll need to give some basic information, complete a questionnaire, and upload a photo of yourself. Once approved, you should get your card within five days.
How Can Medical Marijuana Help?
Medical marijuana can help with a variety of symptoms by regulating your endocannabinoid system and helping the chemicals in your body work better. If you’re a cancer patient, for instance, you may struggle with a lack of appetite. Marijuana can improve your appetite so your body gets the nutrition it needs.
Marijuana may also help with nausea and chronic pain. If you’re looking to avoid prescription drugs, medical marijuana could be a great natural alternative for you to try.
Is Medical Marijuana Safe?
When used responsibly, medical marijuana is quite safe. That said, it’s possible that you could experience some side effects, such as:
- Drug interactions
- Heightened anxiety
- Trouble driving a car or using heavy machinery
- Temporary memory problems
What To Expect When You Come to LeafMed in Bay St. Louis
Before you come to LeafMed, be sure to bring your medical marijuana card. We can’t let you buy any of our products without it.
When you arrive at our dispensary, a budtender will greet you and ask you a few questions. We want to know what you’ll be using marijuana for so we can help you find the right products. If you’ve never used marijuana before, please let us know! You may want to start with a low dose if it’s your first time.
If you’d rather not smoke marijuana, we offer many other products to explore. We may suggest tinctures or edibles, which are discreet and easy to consume when you’re on the go. If you struggle with body aches, we can also offer topical creams that you can apply to sore spots.
Come See What We Have to Offer This July 5, 2023
LeafMed hopes to see you at the grand opening of our Bay St. Louis marijuana dispensary this July 5 at our location at 10209 Highway 603, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520. We’ll have plenty of budtenders on hand to answer all your questions and help you choose the right products for you. To learn more before you head to the dispensary, call us at (228) 382-5323.