The Mississippi State Department of Health is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act. Our goal is to provide a safe and accessible program that meets the needs of patients and the public health and safety of all Mississippi residents.
Medical cannabis products availability: MSDH anticipates that cannabis products will become available to patients in late 2022 to allow time for cultivation of marijuana in the state and required safety testing.
Finding a medical practitioner: The Mississippi State Department of Health does not publish the names of medical practitioners enrolled in the medical cannabis program. Medical practitioners may voluntarily list themselves with other online sources.
E-mail updates about the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program and its regulations are free.
Apply for License/Registration
Applications are now being accepted for:
- Patients and caregivers: for the use of medical cannabis as directed by a medical professional
- Medical practitioners: to certify patients for medical cannabis use
- Facilities: cannabis cultivation, processing and testing
- Services: cannabis transportation and waste disposal
Dispensaries: The Mississippi Department of Revenue will be responsible for the licensing of medical cannabis dispensaries beginning in July.
All types of applicants should review the general guide below to prepare for the application process.
Caregivers, facility staff and individuals associated with cannabis businesses may be required to have a criminal history background check and submit an affidavit with their application.
- First, register with our 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.
- Select a starting application type. When you register with the Portal, choose the type of application you intend to make. (If you intend to make different types of applications, such as a business license and an individual license, you can add a second account later.)
- Verify your Portal registration. You'll receive an e-mail message to confirm your registration. Follow its instructions to confirm your new
- Start your application. You'll be returned to the Portal to sign in with your new user name and password, and create your application. (Individuals must upload a photo.)
Detailed instructions can be found in our Portal user guide, or get help by sending e-mail to MSMedicalCannabis@msdh.ms.gov.
Approval time: There is a 30-day approval time for licensure applications, and a 5-day approval time for program patients.
Documents and Forms
If a company plans to apply for licensure through the Mississippi State Department of Health for any aspect of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program, potential applicants should first register with the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.
As part of this registration, entities are required to select an NAICS Code as part of their formation or registration. If the company is interested in being licensed to participate in the Medical Cannabis Program, the applicable NAICS codes are given below.
|Type of Licensure||NAICS Code|
|Transporter (local freight)||484220|
|Transporter (long distance)||484230|
The following medical conditions or their treatment qualify for participation in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program:
- Parkinson's disease
- Huntington's disease
- muscular dystrophy
- spastic quadriplegia
- positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn's disease
- ulcerative colitis
- sickle-cell anemia
- Alzheimer's disease
- agitation of dementia
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- pain refractory to appropriate opioid management
- diabetic/peripheral neuropathy
- spinal cord disease or severe injury
Also qualifying is a 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
- severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
For inquiries about the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program, send e-mail to MSMedicalCannabis@msdh.ms.gov