The Mississippi Department of Revenue has been tasked with licensing, regulating, and enforcing the law for medical cannabis dispensaries. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Division of the Mississippi Department of Revenue will be the point division within the Department for licensing and regulating dispensaries. It will also be responsible for enforcing medical cannabis laws as they apply to the proper purchase, sale, and distribution of medical cannabis at dispensaries.
If you wish to inquire about medical cannabis dispensaries or wish to submit any complaints, please contact ABC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mississippi Department of Health is the primary agency that will be over the medical cannabis program and will handle the licensing, regulating and enforcement of laws relating to:
- Patient’s cards
- Medical Practitioners
- Cannabis Cultivation Facilities
- Cannabis Processing Facilities
- Cannabis Testing Facilities
- Cannabis Waste Disposal Entities
- Cannabis Transportation Entities
For inquiries regarding the above list related to the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program, contact the Department of Health at MSMedicalCannabis@msdh.ms.gov.
The main point of entry to a dispensary cannot be located within 1,000 feet of the nearest property boundary line of any school, church or child care facility unless the dispensary applicant is able to obtain a waiver from the school, church or child care facility. Regardless of the waiver, a dispensary may not be located within 500 feet of any school, church or child care facility property boundary line. The property boundary line to be considered is the parcel of land on which a school, church or child care facility is located. It does not include parcels of land owned by a school, church or child care facility but on which such a facility is not located.
Each dispensary is required to place a sign on its exterior in a conspicuous location that may be clearly viewed by the public that identifies the name of the entity that owns the dispensary and lists the license number issued by the Department.