How To Get a Marijuana Business License in Mississippi


Get ready to learn how to get your marijuana buisness license in Mississippi! The people in Mississippi will be able to apply for a marijuana business license and start operating in the state very soon, after the Mississippi voted on medical marijuana this election 2020.

Mississippi passed Initiative 65 after approving Ballot Measure 1 to allow medical marijuana by about 68% of the vote – 32% against. After approving the ballot measure, the votes picked Initiative 65 with about 74% of the vote.

It proposes to amend the Mississippi Constitution to allow qualified patients with debilitating medical conditions, as certified by Mississippi licensed physicians, to use medical marijuana. This amendment would allow medical marijuana to be provided only by licenses treatment center



When are Marijuana Business License Applications Open in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Health has to implement the provisions of the amendment and issue rules and regulations for the program by July 1, 2021.

The deadline to issue identification cards and licenses for treatment centers by August 15, 2021. Summer 2021 – Mississippi license application & window for submission.

Types of Marijuana Business Licenses to Apply in Mississippi: 

The only license available for a marijuana business in Mississippi is for “Medical Marijuana Treatment Center”.

The medical marijuana treatment centers are entities registered with and licensed and regulated by the department and that processes medical marijuana, related supplies, and/or educational materials. A treatment center may engage in one or more of the activities involved in the processing of medical marijuana.

What are the number of Marijuana Business Licenses Allowed in Mississippi?

Mississippi didn’t set a statewide capped number of licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers, contrary to many other states in the United States like Illinois and Arizona.

Taxes in Mississippi for Marijuana

The department may assess up to the equivalent of the state’s sales tax rate to the final sale of medical marijuana, but the tax rate hasn’t been established yet.

Here is Initiative 65:


Can Municipalities Ban Marijuana Businesses in Mississippi

Marijuana treatment centers local zoning provisions applicable can not be no more restrictive than other comparably sized and staffed lawful commercial or industrial businesses.

How Can i Start Preparing My Marijuana Business License ApplicationHOW TO GET A MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSE IN MISSISSIPPI

First of all, you need the right cannabis business plan. As part of the program, you will clarify what kind of dispensary you want to open, how long you plan to operate in Mississippi, and what the main points of your business are.

If you are starting your cannabis business and want more focus, we recommend our pitch deck course, it would be a great opportunity for you to start envisioning your cannabis dispensary.

When applying for a cannabis license in Mississippi or any state, the most important part of the process is going with the regulations when it comes to the application form. It is always smart to consult an attorney about the regulations in a specific state.

Not all the laws are the same across the US states, but most of them fall under the same category. Application requirements, data required, and specific information about your business should always be in hand when you apply for a dispensary license.

Alson, pay attention to municipal regulations, some cities will have rules that can be more beneficial or very restrictive for your business. Be sure you are assisted when choosing your location

If you are not sure how to make your application complete, you can contact the right attorney who will help you create the right plan for your application process when you want to open a cannabis dispensary in Mississippi.

Key Points on Mississippi Initiative 65

Initiative 65 passed by about 68% of the vote – 32% against. After approving the ballot measure, the votes picked Initiative 65 with about 74% of the vote.

Home grow?

  •     NO

Social Equity?

Bare Minimum Criteria Towards Restorative Justice:

  • Expungement? NO
  • Social Equity Provisions? NO
  • Portion of Taxes Allocated to Impacted Communities? No

Possession Rules

  •     Up to 1 oz of flower or 8 grams of concentrate

License Windows

  •     Begin accepting applications for providers and dispensaries on January 1, 2022.


  • Medical Marijuana Treatment centers

Here are some updates on Mississippi Cannabis Legalization 

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