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.

What's Legal

Qualifying patients (and their parent, guardian or custodian) are not protected from arrest, but have an affirmative defense available if they are arrested for possession of CBD oil.

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. 

Eligible Conditions

The only condition eligible under Mississippi law is a debilitating epileptic condition or related illness.

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.

Doctor

Only physicians licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi may write a written order for CBD oil treatment under HB 1231.

Access/Caregivers

Parents, guardians and custodians of patients are eligible for the affirmative defense that is offered to patients.

Consumption

The are no restrictions on how a patient may consume CBD oil.

Age Limits

The are no age restrictions.

Confidentiality

There are no explicit privacy protections.

Housing

There are no housing protections.

Employment

There are no employment protections.

Insurance

The law is silent on whether health insurance must cover CBD oil in Mississippi.

Out of State Patients

Out of state patients are eligible for protections, but only if they have a recommendation from a physician licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi.