Status: In Mississippi, qualifying patients may use and possess CBD oil. Only the University of Mississippi may produce and dispense the CBD oil.
|CBD Program||Medical Program||Recreational Program||Are Applications Open?|
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Number of Mississippi Licenses Available
Mississippi Marijuana Business Guidelines
The state of Mississippi is currently not accepting applications to license marijuana businesses. To get ahead of the game and prepare for your marijuana business in the event the state begins accepting applications, review the resources below.
RECOMMENDED MISSISSIPPI MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS:
- Mississippi Marijuana Business Plan Package
- Business & Operations Plan Template
- Cultivation Plan Template
- Manufacturing/Processing Plan Template
- Environmental Plan Template
- Financial Plan Template
- Fire Safety Plan Template
- Inventory Control Plan Template
- Patient Education Plan Template
- Patient Recordkeeping Plan Template
- Product Safety Plan Template
- Security Plan Template
- Staffing Plan Template
- Suitability of Proposed Plan Template
- Transportation Plan Template
The History of Mississippi Marijuana
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a limited medical marijuana bill also known as Harper Grace’s Law on April 17, 2014. The law allows for state residents suffering from a debilitating epileptic condition a legal protection for the use and possession of CBD oil, a marijuana extract. The law only allows for the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi to produce and the Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Mississippi to dispense the CBD oil.
On November 30, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health announced the addition of autism and obstructive sleep apnea to the state’s limited medical marijuana program. Starting July 1, 2018, patients who suffer from these conditions will be eligible to apply for the program.
A medical marijuana initiative has began collecting signatures to appear on the 2020 ballot. Mississippi Medical Marijuana 2020 is backed by Mississippians for Compassionate Care. The campaign must collect 86,185 certified signatures to appear on the 2020 ballot.
Update: Initiative Measure No. 52 has been introduced, which would amend the Mississippi Constitution to include the Mississippi Cannabis Freedom Act (“the Act”). The Act would legalize cannabis for persons eighteen years of age and older, legalize cannabis for medical purposes, authorize the collection of taxes on cannabis, and include various other definitions and mechanisms for implementation of the Act. Read the initiative here.