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Mississippi Dispensaries

Before Visiting Dispensaries In Mississippi, You Must Meet All Of The Following Qualifications:


Have a Current Diagnosis Of a Qualifying Condition


Bring Your Drivers License/ID and Your MSDH Patient Card (Issued Through The MSDH Portal)


Be a Mississippi Resident With Proof Of Residency


You Must Be 21 Years Of Age Or Older To Enter Dispensaries In Mississippi

Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act

Mississippi Marijuanas Legalized

Mississippi has legalized the use of marijuanas for medical patients who meet the 22 debilitating medical conditions. In February 2022, The Mississippi State Legislature passed the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act which established the first medical marijuanas program in Mississippi.

The new bill reflects key features of Initiative 65, which was approved by more than 74% of Mississippi voters last November, including broad access for patients, decision rights for certifying healthcare providers, a free market and sustainable revenue models and reasonable regulations.

Mississippi Medical Marijuanas Possession & Purchase Limits

How Much Medical Cannabis Can I Get Per Week?

The limit to the amount of medical cannabis a patient can purchase is ¾ of an ounce, per week. Again, this is only the weekly purchase limit, not the monthly limit.

Where Is It Safe To Purchase?

It will be safe to purchase medical cannabis at dispensaries that have received their license from the MSDOR. You can view a list of dispensaries here.

Lab Testing

MSDH will set up rules for testing cannabis. Most states test for mold, pesticides, residual solvents, and other harmful substances.

Mississippi Medical Marijuanas Dispensary

When Will Dispensaries In Mississippi Open?

Dispensaries in Mississippi opened at the end of January 2023. Patients who met the qualifying conditions for medical card in Mississippi were able to begin purchasing medical cannabis at that time.

Can I Smoke Or Consume Medical Marijuana In Public In Mississippi?

No, in the State of Mississippi, patients cannot smoke or consume their medical cannabis in public. Public consumption is prohibited under the MMCA and does NOT allow for smoking medical cannabis in a public place or in a motor vehicle. *The term “smoking” includes vaping and any other method of inhalation of medical cannabis.

Will Dispensaries Accept MMJ ID Cards From Other States?

No. In order to legally purchase medical marijuana products at a dispensary in MS, you must be certified by a credentialed and approved medical cannabis practitioner in Mississippi to legally access and buy from dispensaries here. However, out-of-state patients can register as a non-resident cardholder with the Mississippi Department of Health. Additional details on this can be found below.

When Can You Use A Medical Card At Dispensaries In Mississippi?

Qualifying medicinal marijuana patients in Mississippi will be able to use their Registry ID Cards to purchase medical marijuanas products at any licensed cannabis dispensary in MS once the dispensaries officially open (current estimates are early 2023).

Are Edibles Legal In Mississippi?

Yes, edibles are legal in Mississippi for registered patients who purchase them legally at licensed dispensaries.

What Forms Of Medical Cannabis Will Be Available At Mississippi Dispensaries?

At this time, certified medical marijuana patients in Mississippi will be able to buy several forms of medical cannabis products from licensed dispensaries when they open, including in smokeable form, vaporization form, edible products (such as gummies, cookies, or brownies), beverages, topical products (such as lotions and patches), ointments, oils, tinctures, and suppositories that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and/or cannabidiol (CBD).

Is A Treatment Center And A Dispensary The Same Thing?

Yes, Mississippi uses the term  Treatment Center instead of dispensary, but they are the same thing. Mississippi patients will be able to purchase medical marijuana at any of the state-licensed dispensaries called ‘treatment centers’ once they are open to medical patients at the beginning of 2023.

Medical marijuana dispensaries have to go through a very stringent and lengthy process with getting approval before opening up their doors to patients. Everyone that enters a dispensary will need to be approved, and registered, with the state by their physician prior to being allowed to purchase any medical marijuana products.

Dispensaries In Mississippi

What Is Medical Marijuana?

​Medical marijuana is the use of marijuana plants and chemicals to treat certain conditions. It is basically the same thing as recreational marijuana, but for medical purposes. The cannabis plant has more than 100 cannabinoids, and each one has a different impact on the body.

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in marijuanas medicine, as THC produces the “high” that people feel when they smoke or consume marijuana, meanwhile CBD does not give the user the experience of being “high”.

What Can Cannabinoids Help With?

Cannabinoids are the active chemicals in medical cannabis. They are similar to the chemicals your own body makes which affect appetite, memory, motion, and pain.

Research suggests cannabinoids might:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain
  • Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy
  • Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth
  • Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS
  • and much more.

A few years ago, medical marijuana gained much attention because parents discovered that medical marijuanas could help control severe seizures in their kids. The FDA even recently approved Epidiolex, which is made from CBD, as a therapy for people with very severe or hard-to-treat seizures. Some people experienced a dramatic decrease in seizures after taking the cannabinoid-based drug.