The Mississippi Department of Health (MDOH) accepts renewal applications for medical marijuana identification cards from registered cannabis patients in the state. Registered medical marijuana patients and caregivers in Mississippi can renew their expired medical marijuana cards online using the MDOH-authorized portal. The MDOH approves medical marijuana card renewal within 30 days of application. Hence, patients can submit their renewal applications 30 days before the expiration of their current cards. Patients whose renewal applications are successful will receive their medical marijuana identification cards at their email addresses.
Yes, patients registered in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program can renew their medical marijuana identification cards online. The MDOH provides an online portal where patients and caregivers can renew their medical marijuana cards. Patients intending to renew their medical marijuana identification cards must sign in using their registered email addresses and passwords. They can update their data with current information and upload certifications for medical marijuana use obtained from registered medical practitioners before applying for renewal. Upon approval, the MDOH will send an electronic copy of the medical marijuana identification card to a patient’s email. Patients can print the card for use at any licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Mississippi.
Mississippi medical marijuana cards are valid for one year, after which patients and caregivers must apply for renewal. However, Mississippi law allows licensed medical practitioners to specify earlier dates for the expiration of their patients’ medical marijuana identification cards. In such an instance, a Mississippi medical marijuana card will remain valid for the period specified by the medical practitioner.
Before applying for a Mississippi medical marijuana card renewal, a patient must obtain a certification from a registered medical practitioner. Mississippi-licensed physicians, physician assistants, optometrists, and nurse practitioners may certify patients for medical marijuana use. Licensed practitioners can only determine the need for medical marijuana treatment within the scope of their medical practice.
The MDOH requires minor patients to provide certifications from two registered practitioners in separate medical practices. Only doctors of medicine (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) are permitted to certify minors for medical marijuana use in Mississippi.
Qualifying patients and caregivers can renew their Mississippi medical marijuana identification cards for $25. Medicaid participants renewing their cards pay a reduced fee of $15. These fees are non-refundable. The state’s Department of Health waives the Mississippi medical marijuana card renewal fees for disabled veterans and disabled first responders. However, disabled first responders and veterans must prove their disability with written documentation from their medical practitioners attesting to their debilitating medical conditions. Disabled veterans can obtain their documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
To re-certify a patient's condition for medical cannabis, the licensed medical practitioners consulted would usually charge a consultation fee. The amount varies depending on the registered practitioner's years of experience and the severity of the patient's debilitating conditions.
The MDOH only accepts online applications for medical marijuana identification card renewal. The department does not accept in-person or mail applications for the renewal of medical marijuana identification cards.
Mississippi does not accept medical marijuana identification cards issued by other states. However, non-residents with qualifying medical conditions may apply for a Mississippi medical marijuana identification card. Non-residents should apply for identification cards 30 days before arriving in Mississippi. Such cards are only valid for 15 days and can be renewed once every 12 months from the issuance date. To qualify for a non-resident medical marijuana identification card in Mississippi, an out-of-state patient must satisfy the following conditions: