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Becoming a Patient in Mississippi
After approval of the voters through a ballot initiative, Mississippi is in the process of creating their medical cannabis program. More information will be available on the Department of Health website.
If you have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions, you may qualify for certification as a medical cannabis patient in the state of Mississippi:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Autism with aggressive behaviors
- Crohn's disease
- Dementia-related agitation
- Huntinton's disease
- Intractable nausea
- Intractable seizures
- Multiple sclerosis and/or severe muscle spasticity
- Opioid management
- Parkinson's disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Severe chronic or intractable pain
- Spinal cord damage
- Sickle cell anemia
- Terminal illness
- Ulcerative colitis
Becoming a Patient as a Minor:
Benefits of Being a Patient:
As a registered patient in Mississippi, you will have an affirmative defense in court if you are arrested for the possession of cannabis.
Becoming a Caregiver:
Caregivers must be at least 21 years of age.
Out of State Patients:
The state of Mississippi does not recognize out of state patient registrations. For more information about traveling as a medical cannabis patient, check out our Travel Guide.
Growing cannabis at home remains illegal in the state of Mississippi.