June 24, 2021

Mississippi Cannabis Medical Legalization

Towards the ending of 2020, Mississippi approved medical marijuana by passing initiative 65, and it passed with 67.9% approval. Although dispensaries have not started operation, the state has set a timeline for issuing I.D cards and having business licenses. Let's briefly discuss what initiative 65 means for a patient living in Mississippi, and we will list the 22 qualifying health conditions.

What Does Initiative 65 Means for Patient Living in Mississippi?

The vote to support Initiative 65 means that the medical marijuana policy in Mississippi is in full swing. Without additional legislative delays. The twenty (20) defined voters approved eligible health conditions for patient care.

Initiative 65 permits licensed patients at one time to legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of medicinal cannabis. It is possible to have up to 2.5 ounces per patient within 14 days. In all other products, including edibles, tinctures, or topical creams, this weight limit does not include medicinal cannabis.

For patients who qualify, winning the vote for Initiative 65 would keep costs down. Like all consumer goods, sales of cannabis products will be taxed at a 7 percent rate, without special excise taxes on medical cannabis.

The deadline is August 15, 2021, for medical marijuana cards to be issued in Mississippi. The application fee would be set at fifty dollars ($50) for Mississippi patients. During the first year of the new medical cannabis program, the net expense of Mississippi's state is expected to be $11,068,150.

What Conditions Qualify for Medical Cannabis?

Here is a list of medical conditions that qualify for medical cannabis treatment included in Initiative 65. Those are as follows: muscular dystrophy, cachexia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),  Cancer, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, HIV/AIDS, chronic or debilitating pain, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), glaucoma, agitation of dementias, pain refractory to appropriate opioid management, spinal cord disease or severe injury, intractable nausea, severe muscle spasticity, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, sickle-cell anemia, autism with aggressive or self-injurious behaviors, Any medical condition that a doctor feels would fairly outweigh the benefits of using medicinal cannabis would exceed health hazards.

Where can people buy cannabis?

The Health Department will oversee treatment facilities and license them. In compliance with the regulations defined by the Health Department, these centers will be excluded from any criminal or civil penalties for cultivating, distributing, acquiring or processing medical cannabis.

Penalties for an Applicant or Licensee Violating Rules?

The penalty comes with a fine of up to $5,000 for the first breach and $25,000 for the subsequent breach. It is also possible to withdraw an individual or licensee from the program, put him on probation, suspend or censure him for violations.

In any situation where there has been a significant failure to comply with the licensee's provision, the Health Department has the right to refuse, cancel a license.


Despite the challenges ahead, both within and outside of Mississippi, investors, and operators are undoubtedly excited to start participating in the fledgling medical cannabis industry in Mississippi and anxious to better understand its regulatory system, especially the regulations that will impact capital access talent. For more info about the legalization of other states in the united states, kindly visit serviceganja

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