Mississippi Cannabis License Solutions

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Market Overview - Mississippi Cannabis

In November 2020, 74% of Mississippi voters approved a bill legalizing medical marijuana. Although Mississippi voters overwhelmingly approved MMJ legalization last year, unfortunately, in May 2021, the state Supreme Court overturned the measure in a 6-3 ruling on procedural grounds unrelated to the initiative’s merits, nullifying that victory based on a legal technicality. On February 2nd, 2022 the Governor of Mississippi signed SB 2095 also known as the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act. While The Mississippi Department of Health is to oversee the medical cannabis program, The Mississippi Department of Revenue will specifically oversee the licensing of medical Mississippi cannabis dispensaries.

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Mississippi Cannabis - Licensing Requirements, Timelines, and Selection

Per SB 20995, the licensing of medical cannabis facilities is set to begin in June 2022. Mississippi Cannabis License types are broken up by facility type as well as production limitations. Each business entity is limited to one Mississippi cultivation license, one Mississippi processing license, and three Mississippi Cannabis dispensary licenses. The current legislation allows for municipalities to develop local licensing processes and ordinances as long as they do not conflict with state law, most of which will likely be zoning. Local municipalities are prohibited from banning cannabis outright.
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Mississippi Cannabis License Types

Medical Cannabis Dispensary (application fee $15,000 / annual license fee $25,000)
Cannabis Cultivation Facility (tiered system)
Mississippi Cannabis Micro-Cultivators
Mississippi Cannabis Processing Facility

Processors: Processes more than 3,000 lbs of dried biomass cannabis material annual (application fee $15,000 / annual license fee $20,000)

Mississippi Cannabis Cultivators

Mississippi Cannabis Transportation Entity application fee $5,000 / annual license fee $7,500
Mississippi Cannabis Disposal Entity application fee $5,000 / annual license fee $7,500
Mississippi Cannabis Testing Facility application fee $10,000 / annual license fee $15,000
Mississippi Cannabis Research Facility application fee $10,000 / annual license fee $15,000
Basic Demographic Information
Resources include the US Census Bureau, City-Data.com, and any additional relevant resources.
Total # of Counties82
Total # of Cities/Towns299 incorporated municipalities, consisting of cities, towns, and villages
County population in 2019160,628

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Mississippi Cannabis - Business Climate

After a legislative battle, cannabis legalization is finally being accepted within Mississippi which is opening the beginning of a very lucrative industry for the state. In 2014, many business indexes including Forbes had Mississippi listed as the least attractive state for starting a business. Since then the state has moved up quite a bit and is making a steady climb in regards to its business climate. Due to its business friendly regulatory climate more and more businesses are looking at Mississippi as a growing opportunity for locating a business.
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Real Estate & Zoning

The main point of entry for a medical cannabis establishment can not be located within 1,000 ft of a school, church or child care facility without documented approval from such entities however under all circumstances must be at least 500 feet from a school, church, or child care facility. A dispensary, cannabis research facility or cannabis testing facility can be located in any commercially zoned. A cultivation or processing facility can be located in agricultural or industrial zoned parcels and select commercially zoned properties. Dispensary facilities must be located 1,000 feet apart from another Dispensary facility.



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Mississippi Department of Health will begin accepting applications for facility licensing 120 days from the passing of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act. The process will open for a 30 day application window beginning in June of 2022.

The qualifying conditions for Mississippi’s medical cannabis program are:

  • 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
  • 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

In June of 2022 the Mississippi Department of Health plans to accept license applications for the following license types.

  • Cannabis cultivation facilities
  • Cannabis processing facilities 
  • Cannabis testing facilities 
  • Cannabis waste disposal facilities 
  • Cannabis transportation entities 

Dispensaries will be licensed separately through the Mississippi Department of Revenue. 

Cannabis cultivation is the process of growing cannabis within a regulated environment for the consumption via a medical or adult-use cannabis program. Generally cultivation refers to the agricultural activities associated with the propagation and growing of cannabis. Cannabis processing is when you manufacture finished cannabis products, packaging of dried flowers or manufacture and package cannabis-based products (i.e. extracts, edibles, and topicals). To be able to produce cannabis and cannabis derived products commercially a specific license is required, requirements depend on the state in which you are locating this business.

Yes and although Mississippi’s cannabis program is yet to begin, some cities have already started to ban cannabis in their jurisdiction. At this time there is not a list of the cities that have opted out. 

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Applying for a Mississippi Cannabis License and unsure where to start?
Mississippi cannabis applications are not yet available for Mississippi’s medical cannabis program however it is anticipated that Mississippi Cannabis License applications will be released in June of 2022. Now is the time to get ahead of the process by defining your business, CLE can develop a preliminary business and feasibility plan to help give an understanding of business viability within the local climate and give a head start in this process.
In order to get started, reach out to one of our regulatory experts today to learn more about Cannabis Business Solutions.
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