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.

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:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autism with aggressive behaviors
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Dementia-related agitation
  • HIV/Aids
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntinton's disease
  • Intractable nausea
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis and/or severe muscle spasticity
  • Neuropathies
  • 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.

Home Cultivation:

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