Medical Marijuana Questions

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Have you seen our medical marijuana patient guide?

How do I register for a medical marijuana card in Mississippi?

1. Book Your Consultation – Call us or schedule your consultation online. One of our dedicated healthcare providers will help you determine whether medical cannabis is right for you.
2. Prepare Your Supporting Documentation – Talk to your primary care physician to get your medical records. When you visit one of our clinics, bring a form of government ID and proof of Mississippi residence.
3. Go to Your Consultation – At your consultation, one of our providers will walk you through the process of registering with the state.
4. Apply for Your Card – Once you are registered, we will help you submit the proper paperwork to apply for your medical marijuana card.

How do I renew my medical marijuana card in Mississippi?
To renew your medical marijuana card, schedule an appointment with one of our providers. At your appointment, your provider will help you renew your card.
How often do I have to renew my medical marijuana card?
In Mississippi, a medical marijuana card is valid for 6 months after the date it is issued, unless the provider specifies an earlier date. If you sign up for our monthly plan, we’ll be sure to reminder you to schedule your card renewal appointment and waive the re-evaluation visit fee.
How long do medical marijuana evaluations take?

In general, evaluations typically take less than 30 minutes, but the duration of your appointment may vary.

How much does a medical marijuana card cost?

The cost of a Mississippi medical marijuana card is $25 paid to the State.

How much does it cost to see a medical marijuana healthcare provider?

You can view our available plans on our pricing page. Please contact us to see which pricing option is right for you.

What should I bring to my appointment?

You will need to have a valid form of government ID and proof of Mississippi residency. You should also bring any medical records or supporting documents that detail your qualifying diagnosed condition, including office notes, x-ray reports and other pertinent records.

Does my condition qualify for medical marijuana in Mississippi?

The following medical conditions or their treatment qualify for participation in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program:

  • 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

Also qualifying is a chronic, terminal, or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

  • 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
Where can I use medical marijuana in Mississippi?

Qualifying patients may use medical marijuana in their homes and on private property.  Check the local ordinances in your city for more details.

Does Mississippi have purchase and possession limits for medical marijuana?

Yes, Mississippi has possession and purchase limits based on “Mississippi Medical Cannabis Equivalency Units” (MMCEUs). An MMCEU is equivalent to:

  • 3.5 grams of flower
  • up to 100 mg of THC in infused products
  • up to one gram of concentrate

Patients cannot purchase more than six MMECEUs in week and 24 MCEUs in a month. Patients also cannot possess more than 28 MCEUs at one time. 

Can I buy edibles with my medical marijuana card?

Qualifying patients may be eligible to purchase edibles and other forms.  Talk to your provider for options. 

If I don’t have medical records, can I still qualify?

Yes, please contact us to learn your next steps. We can request medical records at the time of your evaluation as necessary. 

Can I take medical marijuana out of state?

While medical marijuana is legal in Mississippi as of February 2, 2022, it is still illegal federally and cannot be taken across state lines.

What if my application to the Mississippi Department of Health (MDOH) is incomplete or contains incorrect information?
If your application is incomplete or incorrect, the Mississippi Department of Health will turn it down. The MDOH has 30 days to approve your application after you have made accurate revisions. Including true and accurate data in your application is very important. Pause Pain & Wellness will help you to ensure your application is correct and complete the first time.

Under the MS Medical Cannabis Act, what kinds of medical marijuana are permitted?

Goods that can be smoked, vaporized, consumed (like candies), ingested (like tinctures), applied topically (like patches and lotions), and suppositories that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and/or cannabidiol (CBD) are all approved for use by Mississippi medical card users.

How much will my Mississippi Marijuana Registry ID card cost?
  • Application cost for a qualifying patient registry ID card: $25.00
  • Application fee for renewal of a qualifying patient registry identity card: $25.00
  • Application fee for a designated caregiver registry identification card: $25.00
  • Criminal background fee for designated caregiver: $37
  • Renewal or replacement card: $25.00
    Application fee for non-resident patient cards: $70.00
  • Application cost for a patient registry identification card for Medicaid participants: $15.00
  • Renewal of a Medicaid participant’s qualifying identification card for a patient registry: $15.00
    Application fee for a disabled veteran qualifying patient registry identification card: FREE
  • Local healthcare providers, like Pause Pain & Wellness, will also have fees to cover the services of their healthcare providers. See our pricing page for cost effective plan options.
How much will a Disabled First Responders and Disabled Veterans Registry ID Card cost?
Veterans and first responders with disabilities are exempt from paying the application fee.

The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act (MMCA) stipulates that disabled veterans or disabled first responders are exempt from paying the application cost for a qualifying patient Registry ID Card. A disabled veteran or first responder may prove their disability by submitting written confirmation from their doctor attesting to their incapacitating medical condition, documentation from the Social Security Disability Office, or documentation confirming they are a one hundred percent (100%) disabled veteran as determined by the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department. To lower the cost of the application and renewal fees, the MDOH may accept donations from private sources.

Will medical marijuana be covered by my insurance?
No. A managed care organization, health benefit plan, private insurer, government medical assistance program, employer, property and casualty or workers’ compensation insurer, or self-insured group providing coverage for a medical, pharmacy, or health care service is NOT required by the MMCA to pay for or reimburse any other person or entity for expenses related to the medical use of cannabis.
Can I use medical marijuana or smoke it in public?
No. The MMCA forbids public consumption, which includes smoking medicinal marijuana in a public setting or a motor vehicle. Please take note that “smoking” refers to all forms of medical cannabis inhalation, including vaping.
Can medical marijuana be administered to a cannabis patient at school?
Yes. The same as with medical prescriptions, facilities including schools, daycare centers, and temporary care providers will be permitted to provide medical cannabis to authorized patients.
Can I be fired from my job because I use medical marijuana?
Yes.
Simply put, the MMCA does not mandate that any employer permit the use of medicinal cannabis for medical reasons. Furthermore, regardless of whether or not you are impaired as a result of using medical cannabis, no employer is prohibited from refusing to hire, firing, disciplining, or otherwise taking an adverse employment action against you with regard to hiring, firing, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges as a result of your use of the drug.

As opposed to having zero tolerance for any proven positive drug tests, some companies may choose to be tolerant of workers who have Registry ID cards and receive approved medicinal cannabis treatments.

Additionally, businesses must be aware of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). What constitutes a “debilitating medical condition” is defined under the MMCA. Many would be considered a serious health condition under the FMLA or a disability under the ADA.

For these reasons, the MCPA highly advises that you discuss their policy on your use of medical cannabis with your employer.

How much medical marijuana may I obtain each week?
To put it simply, the weekly purchase limit is ¾ of an ounce. Remember that this refers to weekly rather than monthly purchases.
My Registry ID card will be accessible to whom?
Your card information will be accessible to the MDOH and the MDOR.
Only your certification as a bearer of a Registry ID card can be confirmed by Law Enforcement.
Your information regarding the number of purchases you make each week will be accessible to a dispensary.