Cannabis Laws in Mississippi

The use of low-THC/high-CBD products is allowed for severe seizure disorders under 2014 legislation in Mississippi. Voters approved Initiative 65 in 2020, but the initiative was struck down by the Supreme Court of Mississippi in May 2021. Possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 1978. Under the Mississippi Code of 1979, possession of less than 30 grams (1.1 oz) of marijuana is a misdemeanor, with the first offense punishable by jail time up to 90 days and a $250.00 fine. The jail time component is always given in lieu of a jail sentence following the 1978 decriminalization.

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Medical Cannabis Laws in Mississippi

Telehealth for Cannabis in Mississippi

Telehealth is not legal for medical cannabis consultations in Mississippi.

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Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Patients in Mississippi

Medical Marijuana for Minors in Mississippi

You must be aged 18 years-old or over in order to qualify for medical marijuana in Mississippi. Those under this age will need to have a caregiver. A caregiver is someone at least twenty-one years of age who has been granted caregiver status by the Mississippi Department of Health.

Mississippi caregivers will need to undergo a criminal background check. Breaking the law may result in a caregiver’s identification card being revoked. Caregivers cannot consume medical marijuana.

There is no law specifying whether minors can consume medical cannabis on school grounds, but it is not legal to use within 500 feet of a school. It is probably best to assume it is not legal to do so at this moment in time.

Cannabis Possession Limits in Mississippi

For medical card holders = Up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis every 14 days (2 weeks).

N/A as of May 2021.

Cannabis Cultivation Laws in Mississippi

Growing cannabis plants is illegal in Mississippi.

Medical Cannabis Qualification and Gun Laws

It is not legal for a medical marijuana patient to own a firearm in Mississippi.

Medical Marijuana and Employment Laws

Employers are not required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana at their place of employment. The rules will be further refined in July, 2021.