More information Department of Health website.

The standard nonrefundable qualifying patient or caregiver registration identification card fee is $25. For Medicaid participants it is $15. The fee for disabled veterans and first responders is waived.

Eligible conditions:

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:

  • Cancer
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • muscular dystrophy
  • glaucoma
  • spastic quadriplegia
  • positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • hepatitis
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn's disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • sickle-cell anemia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • agitation of dementia
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • autism
  • pain refractory to appropriate opioid management
  • diabetic/peripheral neuropathy
  • spinal cord disease or severe injury
  • A chronic terminal or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces the following:
    • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)
    • Chronic pain
    • Severe or intractable nausea
    • Seizures
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Becoming a Patient as a Minor:

To obtain a qualified patient identification card as a minor (under the age of 18), a legal guardian or caregiver must submit a form determined by the department containing the necessary information. This can be found under "Rule 2.4.2."

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:

Non-residents can get a temporary medical cannabis card that is valid for 15 days by registering with the state if they have a qualifying medical condition recognized by the Mississippi program.  Registration must be submitted at least 30 days prior visit.

Home Cultivation:

Growing cannabis at home remains illegal in the state of Mississippi.


Medical cannabis patients can find additional resources here

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