Unfortunately, while medical marijuana was recently passed in the 2020 election with Initiative 65, the state Supreme Court struck it down due to it being unconstitutionalThe most recent, significant attempt to legalize marijuana before this was the 2016 Mississippi Marijuana Legalization Amendment (Initiative 48). It would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana for those 21 and older, along with allowing the personal growth of up to 9 marijuana plants and a 7% proposed cannabis tax. However, this was shot down and did not make it to the 2016 ballot.
There is currently no way to legally buy marijuana in Mississippi, but the state will hopefully keep on track to start medical marijuana sales in 2021.
For now, it is not possible to purchase marijuana at any retail location.
Unfortunately it is not possible or legal to use a marijuana delivery service at this time.
Once marijuana dispensaries are open, we will update this section with available hours. For now, keep checking in for more updates on the Mississippi marijuana law and regulation.
Unfortunately it is not legal to purchase cannabis at this time. Stay tuned for updates as laws change!
It is currently unknown if the cannabis market will be restrictive toward the types of products available. We will keep this section updated as more regulations are set for the market.
There are currently no taxes on recreational marijuana because of its legal status. While there are currently no current initiatives for recreational marijuana legalization, please stay tuned for more information and join the conversation if you’re looking for marijuana regulation change.
Unfortunately, with the courts deeming Initiative 65 unconstitutional, medical marijuana will likely take some time to get back on the ballot. Stay tuned!
While marijuana has been decriminalized in Mississippi, that does not mean it is in any way legal without a proper medical marijuana card. Decriminalization protects individuals from severe punishment so long as they possess less than 1-ounce of marijuana, but the penalty increases with each offense. Additionally, the consequences of being caught become tremendously severe if you possess more than the nominal 1-ounce amount. Below are the current penalties, fines, and charges for the possession of marijuana in Mississippi:
Possession for Personal Use:
1 ounce or less: a max fine of $250 for a first offense
2nd offense: charged as a misdemeanor with up to 60 days in jail and a max fine of $250
3rd offense: charged as a misdemeanor with up to 6 months in jail and a max fine of $1,000
1 – 8.5 ounces: charged as a felony with up to 3 years in jail and a max fine of $1,000
8.5 – 17.5 ounces: charged as a felony with up to 8 years in jail (2-year minimum) and a max fine of $50,000
17.5 – 35 ounces: charged as a felony with up to 16 years in jail (4-year minimum) and a max fine of $250,000
35 – 176 ounces: charged as a felony with up to 24 years in jail (6-year minimum) and a max fine of $500,000
176 ounces or more: charged as a felony with up to 30 years in jail (10-year minimum) and a max fine of $1,000,000
Please note that getting caught with less than 1-ounce of marijuana while in a vehicle (unless stored in the trunk) will still result in a misdemeanor with up to 90 days in jail and a max fine of $1,000. Getting caught with hash or concentrates will likely result in a felony, heavy fines, and jail time, regardless of the amount. Possession of any paraphernalia may result in a misdemeanor with up to 6 months in jail and a max fine of $500. Additionally, if you are caught selling marijuana to a minor or within 1,500 feet of a school or church, it will result in a felony and double the standard fine and jail time.
Mississippi does not currently allow the use of cannabis for recreational or medicinal use.
It remains illegal to possess cannabis on federal land. Since marijuana is a Schedule I drug and federally illegal, the possession and subsequent use of any cannabis on federal land will result in being charged against federal law. The most common forms of federal land are national parks and forests. So, regardless of state legality, it will remain illegal to use marijuana in places like Natchez National Historical Park, the Natchez Trace Trail, Vicksburg National Military Park, and the Mississippi Gulf National Heritage Area.
Unfortunately, with the Supreme Court banning medical cannabis, we are unsure when the state will finally legalize it. Stay tuned!
There is currently no way to get a medical marijuana card in Mississippi.
It is currently unclear whether or not Mississippi will offer reciprocity for out-of-state medical marijuana cards. Check back for more information soon!
We will keep this section updated once medical cannabis is legalized!
It is never legal to drive under the influence, no matter what state you’re in. Anyone will be subject to a DUI in Mississippi if they are found to be under the influence of a drug that impairs their senses while operating a vehicle. If you refuse a drug test, your driver’s license will be suspended for 90 days and said refusal becomes admissible in court. Be responsible and do not drive while under the influence of any drug, including marijuana.
Similar to laws that do not allow the possession of marijuana on federal land, it is illegal to transport marijuana across state lines. Even if Mississippi legalizes medical and/or recreational marijuana, it will still be illegal to drive across state borders while it is in your possession.
It is currently highly illegal to grow your own cannabis. If this changes, we will keep this section updated. Check back for more details!