Mississippi Caregiver, Producer and Provider Info
HB 1231 does not explicitly provide for caregiver protection; however, the parents or legal guardian of a patient may also possess and administer THC oil for the use by their child. There is no formal process for parents and legal guardians to obtain protection, simply the patient obtaining a written order from their physician, and the parental relationship with the minor-patient.
Producers and Providers:
It is unclear where CBD oil may be produced in Mississippi. The National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, the Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at Mississippi State University are authorized to pursue any federal permits or waivers necessary to conduct the programs authorized under this section. However, under current federal law, CBD is considered Schedule I, and therefore it seems unlikely that permits or waivers could be acquired. Patients may not obtain CBD oil from another state, as the Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is the sole legal dispensing agent under the program.