Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program has nearly 1,800 registrants
By:Anne Summerhays - June 6, 2022
MSDH says 15 businesses and 9 practitioners have submitted applications as well as 12 work permits have been sought so far.
On Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) held a press conference to discuss the new Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program which opened up for applications last week.
MSDH officials provided a graphic which explained the process for Mississippians to register for the program:
Kris Jones Adcock, Director of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program (MMCP), said that so far the program has received about 1,800 registrants. The total number of registrants is the number of people who have created an account.
The checklist was a collaboration with the Mississippi State Department of Health and will be an electronic application process. The Mississippi Cannabis Dispensary License applications will be available online no later than July 2022, as per the legislation’s guidelines.
Once an application is submitted, DOR will issue the licenses within 30 days of receiving the completed form including all required forms and documents.
“Dispensaries are coming online later,” the Director of MMCP said during the press briefing. “That’s a statutory requirement of the Department of Revenue that we have partnered with, will actually license dispensaries. That will start on July 1. For all other applications, we have 30 days to process a business application and five days to process a patient application.”
Health officials have said products would not be available at dispensaries until the end of the year.
Anne Summerhays is a recent graduate of Millsaps College where she majored in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and American Studies. In 2021, she joined Y’all Politics as a Capitol Correspondent. Prior to making that move, she interned for a congressional office in Washington, D.C. and a multi-state government relations and public affairs firm in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Millsaps, Summerhays received a Legislative Fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi where she worked with an active member of the Mississippi Legislature for the length of session. She has quickly established trust in the Capitol as a fair, honest, and hardworking young reporter. Her background in political science helps her cut through the noise to find and explain the truth. Email Anne: firstname.lastname@example.org