The MCPA does NOT sell or purchase medical cannabis

Get in the know!

Subscribe to get our latest news and updates!

Medical Dispensary Near Me - Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

GOT QUESTIONS about Medical Marijuana in Mississippi?

MCPA is here to assist you with your medical cannabis questions, like:

Medical Cannabis Patient Overview: How to get your Card

Here are the steps you need to take to receive your medical marijuana card from a credentialed practitioner to be able to buy from a certified dispensary. 

Medical Marijuana Practitioners near me:

Need a Mississippi medical marijuana doctor near you? Find them here on our medical cannabis practitioner finder page.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries near me:

Need a medical cannabis dispensary near you?  Find them here on our Medical Marijuana Dispensary Finder Page.

Medical Dispensary Near Me - Medical Marijuana Doctor

Currently, over 20 conditions would be eligible for treatment through medical cannabis in Mississippi

Do you or someone you love suffer with one of these debilitating medical conditions? Chances are that medical cannabis could help them.

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Agitation of Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diabetic/peripheral Neuropathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Pain refractory to appropriate opioid management
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle-cell Anemia
  • Spastic Quadriplegia
  • Spinal Cord Disease or severe injury
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • 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, or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or any other serious medical condition or its treatment added by the Mississippi Department of Health, as provided for in Section 9 of the MS Medical Cannabis Act

Support their medical freedom to manage their qualifying conditions safely & effectively

Track, learn from, and improve your use of cannabis and CBD

Identify the most effective products, administration methods, and dosing practices for your needs and goals.

Releaf enables you to anonymously track real-time and historic experiences with specific cannabis & CBD products. Easily track the product you’re using, where you purchased it from, why you are using it, relatively how much you used, as well as symptom relief, feelings, and side effects you experienced.

Download Releaf App for free and join our global effort to help individuals like you seek better and faster releaf.

Medical Cannabis Guide: What you need to know.

As a patient advocate, it’s important to inform you about the benefits and potential risks of CBD and THC. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, which can help with conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the “high” associated with marijuana use. It can also have therapeutic effects, such as reducing pain and nausea. However, excessive THC use can lead to negative side effects. Microdosing, which is taking small, controlled doses of a substance, can be used with both CBD and THC and may be helpful for patients who want to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. However, before using any cannabis products, always consult with a medical professional to avoid negative side effects and drug interactions.



Medical Dispensary Near Me – Medical Marijuana Doctor

Endocannabinoid System


Primarily In neurons of central nervous system:

  • Hippocampus
  • Cerebellum
  • Heart
  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Adrenal Gland
  • Uterus
  • Ovary
  • Basal Ganglia
  • Tonsils
  • Thyroid
  • Spleen
  • Brainstem
  • Neurocortex
  • Testis
  • Peripheral Nerve Terminals


Primarily located peripherally in immune cells. To a lesser degree in the brain tissue.

  • B-cells
  • Basophils
  • T-cells
  • Eosinophils
  • Mast cell
  • Microphages
  • Hematopoietic cells
  • Pancreas
  • Lung
  • Testis
  • Ovaries
  • Uterus
  • Platelets
  • NK cells
  • Spleen
  • Tonsils
  • Dendritic Cells
  • Microglia
  • Neutrophils
  • Hematopoietic cells

How to Become a Patient Caregiver

If you have a patient who is homebound, under the age of 21, or who is not able to go to a Mississippi dispensary to purchase their medical cannabis this is how you can become a patient caregiver so that you can legally purchase your loved ones medical cannabis for them.

Steps to Becoming a Patient Caregiver

  1. Patient must be registered and have received a medical cannabis patient card from MMCP (Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program).
  2. Complete & submit the designated caregiver form below and submit with your application.
  3. Complete & submit the affidavit below and submit with your application.
    You will need to complete, print, have notarized, upload, and submit to MMCP with application.
  4. Have a fingerprint-background check done by MSDH (see MMCP FAQ below). Fingerprints are part of the background check. The background check is done by MMCP once your fingerprint card has been submitted along with other applicable information.

Documentation Required for Individual Caregiver Application

  1. Caregiver Authorization/Patient Authorization Form (see button below)
  2. Proof of state of residency (just attach your DMV Issued ID)
  3. DMV Issued ID card (where asked)
  4. Digital Photo *Please see photo requirements in General Requirements” section of checklist* (see below for information regarding photo requirements)
  5. *Fingerprinting is required as part of the finger-background check. Fingerprint cards must be submitted either in person or by mail to:
    1. MSDH Fingerprint Unit, 143B Lefleur’s Square, Jackson, MS 39211 either in person or by mailYour local law enforcement office should be able to assist you with your fingerprints

      Use this code on the fingerprint card that says “reason fingerprinted: MC4200015

  6. Typed or written document stating your legal name and when fingerprints were submitted/mailed to MSDH Fingerprint Unit: EXAMPLE: “I (full name) have submitted my fingerprints to the MMCP on this date (enter date of submission).”
  7. Completed and notarized affidavit (see LINK above)

Procuring a Digital Photo:
what to do?

To procure an acceptable digital photo, it must be:

  • Clear
  • Color photograph taken against a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken within the last six (6) months and must reflect current appearance
  • Applicant must be directly facing the camera with a neutral facial expression or natural smile, with both eyes open. Applicant’s face should be unobscured (no sunglasses, hats, masks, etc.)
  • The photograph may not be digitally enhanced, cropped, or altered in any way that changes the applicant’s appearance (i.e. no filters, no frames, no effects).
  • Photograph should be SQUARE and properly oriented – sideways or rectangular photos will be rejected.
  • This should not be a photograph of your driver’s license, passport, or any other previously issued ID


Photographs that do not adhere to these requirements will be rejected.


***See MSDH Rules, Title 15, Part 22, Rule 4.2.2

  1. Who is required to have a background check?
    • Individuals applying for the required work permit for employment by a licensed medical cannabis establishment.
    • Individuals with an economic interest (as defined by the rules and regulations developed by the MS State Department of Health and MS Department of Revenue) in a prospective medical cannabis business entity.
    • Individuals intending to serve as a registered caregiver to patient participants of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program.
    • Individuals working in licensed medical cannabis establishments.
  2. Are fingerprints required as part of the background check?
    Yes, fingerprints are required. Until further notice, fingerprint cards must be submitted via mail to:
    MSDH Fingerprint
    Unit 143B Lefleur’s Square
    Jackson, MS 39211
  3. Am I required to complete an affidavit prior to submitting my online application for a work permit (or) business license?
    Yes, in addition to your fingerprint card, you must complete either the “Affidavit for Applicant for Business Licensure” or the “Affidavit for Applicant for Work Permit” dependent upon the application you plan to submit. This affidavit must be notarized.
  4. What information & documentation do I submit with my online application?
    • The date of submission of the card to the MSDH Fingerprint Unit
    • The signed, notarized affidavit referenced in FAQ #3
  5. Does the background check have to be conducted by the MS State Department of Health?

    Yes. You may have your fingerprint card completed by a local law enforcement entity. You must submit your fingerprint card and affidavit for background check to MSDH. Your fingerprints will be submitted through state and federal databases to determine whether or not you have been convicted of a disqualifying federal offense as stated in the MS Medical Cannabis Act.

  6. What does a disqualifying felony offense mean?

    • A conviction for a crime of violence as defined by Miss Code Section 97-3-2
    • A conviction for a crime that was defined as a violent crime in the law of the jurisdiction in which the offense was committed, and that was classified as a felony in the jurisdiction where the person was convicted; or
    • A conviction for a violation of a state or federal controlled substances law that was classified as a felony in the jurisdiction where the person was convicted, including the service of any term of probation, incarceration or supervised release within the previous five (5) years and the offender has not committed another similar offense since the conviction. Under this subparagraph, a disqualifying felony offense shall not include a conviction that consisted of conduct for which this chapter would likely have been prevented the conviction but for the fact that the conduct occurred before the effective date of the MS Medical Cannabis Act.


If you have additional questions concerning fingerprinting or background checks, contact the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program at (601) 206-1540 or


Dispensaries Near Me?

For a list of MDOR approved dispensaries near you, click below

Weekly Allotments:

Got QUESTIONS about your weekly allotment resets?

Your weekly allotment for medical cannabis is on a ROLLING BASIS.

FOR EXAMPLE: If you purchased your medical cannabis on a Wednesday and bought 3.5 grams every day for 6 days straight, then you will not be able to buy on Tuesday because you have reached your weekly allotment. However, that Wednesday your first 3.5 gram purchase would fall off, then the next day your Thursday 3.5g would fall off, and so on…as each purchase falls off, that amount once again becomes available for you to purchase.

Weekly Purchase Limits:

6 units per week

  • 21 grams of flower
  • 600 mg of edibles (THC infused products)
  • 6 grams concentrates
  • No limits on topicals
  • Must be 21 or older to enter a dispensary
  • You will test positive for THC when using medical cannabis product
  • Patient possession limit – up to 28 MMCEU’s

Welcome To Mississippi's Source For Answers To Medical Cannabis Program Questions.


How To Complete The Mississippi Cannabis Online Application Step By Step
Angie Calhoun, CEO of MCPA


Medical Marijuana in Mississippi – All You Need To Know
Angie Calhoun, CEO of MCPA


How To Get A Medical MJ Card In MS
Kris Jones, MS State Dept of Health

Quick Help

How to qualify for medical marijuana in MS?

Qualifying for medical marijuana in MS requires specific medical conditions and certain steps. Here are the basics:

You must have one of the qualifying medical conditions for a medical card in Mississippi.

Currently, there are over 20 qualifying conditions. 

You must be certified by a MSDH approved and credentialed medical cannabis practitioner.

If you believe you have an illness eligible for medical marijuana in Mississippi, you must get a certification from a credentialed medical cannabis practitioner to apply for a “Registry ID Card.

Medical Cannabis Patient Overview

Medical Dispensary Near Me - Medical Marijuana Doctor

Patient believes has debilitating medical condition.
Check MCPA for: Patient schedules visit with approved practitioner:
  • Physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, optometrist
  • Patient signs medical release forms with existing practitioners
Patient sees Practitioner in person
  • Determination is made by practitioner if patient has qualifying medical condition
  • Practitioner CERTIFIES patient online via MSDH Portal
  • Schedule a REQUIRED FOLLOW UP visit with practitioner
Certification & Registration

Within 6 months of certification patient registers & submits completed application through MSDH Portal

  • Click this link below to MSDH medical cannabis portal
  • Remember your username and password
  • Within 10 days patient receives notification from MSDH if approved
  • Patient ID Card issued through MSDH Portal
  • Patient prints patient ID card from MSDH Portal
  • Keep with you at all times
  • Patient ID card is good for a maximum of 12 months or as practitioner specifies
Find Dispensary Near You
  • Patient selects MDOR licensed dispensary to purchase medical cannabis from
  • Patient purchases from MDOR licensed dispensary.
  • Participate in our research studies through the Releaf App, MCPA, and Ole Miss.
Download & Track
Download and track your medical cannabis journey with the Releaf App and be the first to learn about medical cannabis research projects in Mississippi.

What is the Positive Impact for Mississippi?

Giving patients and physicians more Medical freedom.

Mississippians with certain types of chronic pain, debilitating conditions, or terminal illnesses will have the medical freedom to work with their physicians to access the least addictive, yet most effective treatments available.

Medical Dispensary Near Me – Medical Marijuana Doctor

Improving the efficacy of life-saving cancer treatments.

For those undergoing chemotherapy, Medical Cannabis has proven to be safe and effective at reducing the nausea that causes most patients to end their treatments too early.

Reducing unnecessary utilization of healthcare resources.

In a recent study by Johns Hopkins University, researchers found that a significant percentage of Medical Cannabis patients reported using less intensive prescriptions and crisis level medical care.

Reducing the need for opioids.

Through treatments that are proven to be safe and effective under the care of a medical professional, states with medical cannabis laws show a nearly 25% decrease in overdoses due to opiods.

We Give Mississippi Patients A Voice.

Medical Dispensary Near Me - Medical Marijuana Doctor

See the stories of Mississippians who know the impact Medical Cannabis can make on their quality of life.

How To Complete The Mississippi Cannabis Online Application Step By Step 

Hello Everyone! I’ve been receiving feedback from some of my patients regarding the application process on the Mississippi Department of Health’s website. Well, your voices have been heard and we are here for you. Today on MCPATV, I am going to walk you through that process, step by step 🙂

Can Medical Cannabis Help Our Veterans? – MCPATV with Special Guest, Army Veteran Shane Polk

Can medical cannabis help give hope to our disabled veterans here in Mississippi? That’s what we’ll discuss today on MCPATV.

I have a wonderful friend that I’ve known for a very long time, and his name is Shane Polk. He is a Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army, and Shane has gone through a lot in his lifetime of service for our country. I’ve asked him to come in today to share his journey with his debilitating medical conditions and how medical cannabis has undoubtedly helped him through this process.

Can Medical Cannabis Offer Relief To Sickle Cell Anemia Patients? – MCPATV with Guest Jeanne J. Tate

Can Medical Cannabis help our sickle cell patients in Mississippi? That’s what we’ll discuss today on MCPATV. We have an exceptional guest with us, Jeanne Tate, who is the Chairperson of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Mississippi. Jeanne has helped us in so many different ways. We have prior videos with her sharing her journey and how she believes that Medical Cannabis can help the Sickle Cell patients of Mississippi. And we know it can.

The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program (MMCP) provides a safe and accessible program that meets the needs of patients and the public health and safety of all Mississippi residents.

Applications are now being accepted for:

  • Patients and caregivers: for the use of medical cannabis as directed by a medical professional
  • Medical practitioners: to certify patients for medical cannabis use
  • Facilities: cannabis cultivation, processing and testing
  • Services: cannabis transportation and waste disposal


Dispensaries: The Mississippi Department of Revenue will be responsible for the licensing of medical cannabis dispensaries beginning in July.

All Businesses: Registration with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office should be your first step.

Medical Cannabis Patients

Report using

0 %

fewer prescription medications


0 %

less likely to have visited an emergency room


0 %

less likely to have been admitted to a hospital in the previous month

“As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered…The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” James 5:11 (NIV)

Share Your Story with Us

Are you a patient living in Mississippi with a condition that would qualify for access to Medical Cannabis? We’d like to hear your story.*

*No information or stories will be shared without prior, written approval from patient.

We Appreciate Our Sponsors

Skip to content