- Bailey Porras
Is Marijuana Legal in Mississippi?
Mississippi has seen quite a bit of back and forth in recent years over the legalization of marijuana, both medicinally and recreationally. Thankfully, progress has been made and yes, Mississippi does have its own medical marijuana program!
The status of recreational marijuana, however, is a bit more complex. Mississippi has decriminalized marijuana, but it does not have an operational recreational program at the moment.
There is so much more progress that can be made by Mississippi regarding the legalization of marijuana. In this article, we will outline current Mississippi laws regarding both recreational and medical cannabis.
Decriminalization vs Legalization
Mississippi has decriminalized cannabis, but they have not legalized it. This basically means that their marijuana laws are much more relaxed for users, but they do not have an actual program in place.
A recreational marijuana program means there are recreational dispensaries with taxable products, which Mississippi has still not implemented. Legalization is important, because dispensary products are regulated so that recreational users can safely use cannabis.
We hope that Mississippi will implement their own recreational marijuana program soon! If you want to urge your lawmakers to help speed up the process, you can do so here.
Mississippi’s Medical Marijuana Program
Medical marijuana is legal in Mississippi, and patients with their medical cards may access any state dispensary they wish to to purchase medicine. In order to get a medical card, patients must have one of the state-determined qualifying conditions.
Here is a current list of conditions that would make a person eligible for their medical card:
Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Agitation of dementia
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Pain refractory to appropriate opioid management
Spinal cord disease or severe injury
Chronic terminal or debilitating disease also qualifies. Additionally, a medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following qualifies:
Cachexia or wasting syndrome
Severe or intractable nausea
Severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Get Your Medical Marijuana Card
If you are interested in getting your own medical card, what are you waiting for? The process is now easier than ever! Marijuana is a safe, natural medicine with many added health benefits.
If you would like to try your hand at getting approved for medical marijuana use, we can help!
Marijuana is an all natural medicine that has been used for centuries as an aid for painful symptoms in both animals and humans. Over 30 states now have legalized it for medicinal use! If you think cannabis could help you with your quality of life, there is a good chance you will qualify.
Schedule a medical marijuana evaluation online today with one of our compassionate, qualified physicians, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as Mississippi’s medical marijuana market is up and running.
You’ll meet with your new doctor and learn what medical marijuana might do for you. Act soon to find out if you qualify for a Mississippi Marijuana Card.
Doctors Who Care.
Relief You Can Trust.
Helping you find health and wellness through safe and convenient access to medical marijuana is our primary goal at Mississippi Marijuana Card. We’re working hard to educate advocates and cynics alike about the unique benefits medical cannabis can offer, building an accessible informational library of all things Mississippi and medical marijuana in the process.
If you have any questions, we’re ready to answer them. Call us at (833) 781-6635, or simply reserve a medical marijuana evaluation!