QUALIFYING PATIENTS 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.
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.
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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:
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.
More information can be found under “Rule 2.5.2.”
Growing cannabis at home remains illegal in the state of Mississippi.
Medical cannabis patients can find additional resources here
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