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What Does Medical Marijuana Legalization Really Mean for Mississippians?


Mississippi's medical marijuana program is picking up pace, as we are starting to see applications being accepted and reviewed! This is very exciting news for Mississippians who hope to benefit from cannabis in a medical aspect.


There is a lot of talk about the program and its moving parts, but what does it all really mean? What does legalization mean? Is it the same thing as decriminalization?


In this article, we will discuss what the legalization of marijuana in the state of Mississippi means for its residents.


How Does It Work?

Patients will need to have a qualifying condition in order to even be considered for the program in Mississippi. The list of conditions currently includes:

  • 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 one or more of the following symptoms also qualifies for medical marijuana:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome

  • Chronic pain

  • Severe or intractable nausea

  • Seizures

  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Once a patient has documentation of one of these conditions, they also need a written certification from a physician (that’s where we come in!)

After you receive your written certification, you will need to register with the Mississippi Department of Health for your registration card.

What Does It All Mean?

Basically, legislation was passed that legalized marijuana for medical use in the state of Mississippi.

This does not mean that there are no laws against possession or intent to distribute, but it just means that cannabis will soon be available for sale to any qualifying patient in the state.

The types of cannabis to be offered will include flower, extracts, edibles, beverages, topicals, ointments, tinctures, and more.

Lucky for Mississippians, this program seems to be pretty broad and inclusive. The most important thing is to make sure that you are ready for medical marijuana when it hits the market later this year. Luckily, we can help with that!

Reserve an Appointment Today!

Reserve 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. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of the evaluation!

 

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!


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