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It’s Me Again, Margaret! Julia here to answer the all-important question:

How do I get an ID card for Medical Marijuana?

First, of course, there are many rules, Let’s begin breaking down all the information in detail to understand the application requirements.

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Medical Cannabis Registry and Registry Identification Cards

 (ID card from here on out)

 You must have these items to apply for your ID card.

**First things first, you must have a written certification letter from your medical provider! **

That detail is out of the way, so here is the list of documentation needed for the application:

  • Full legal name and any aliases (Think nicknames, such as Bill instead of William, maiden name, married name)
  • Date of birth
  • Current physical and mailing address
  • A valid phone number or email address
  • ID card issued by the State of Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Two documents showing proof of residency from the following list:
  • Copy of ownership, lease, or rental agreement in your name proving residency
  • Utility billing statement (power, gas, or water) with your name used for the home’s location
  • Vehicle registration in your name
  • A current photo. There are several specific rules to follow when taking this photograph
  • The picture must be in full color, clear, and only of the head to the top of your shoulders
  • Photo must be taken with a solid white or off-white background (take the picture in front of a blank white wall or maybe even hang a sheet/tablecloth to use)
  • Make sure the picture is no less than six months old and looks like you at the time that you apply for your ID card
  • Photo must be in either a .jpeg, .png, or .gif digital format
  • Make sure the photo is taken with the face pointed    directly at the camera, at eye level, and with nothing in the way of the face
  • Do not use any filters

Now that I’ve given you the basics, there are a few additional items needed if the patient is under the age of 18. Including:

  • The parent or legal guardian will need everything from the above list and must also include the following:
  • A copy of the minor’s birth certificate
  • Any documents on court orders of custody, including but not limited to orders from Chancery or youth court
  • The miner’s physical address
  • Proof of Mississippi residency provided by custodial parent or guardian
  • Phone number or email if different from parental/guardian’s provided information
  • Mississippi ID (driver’s license, etc..), if applicable
  • Picture of the minor child following the same guidelines as in the above section
  • Written certification from the health care provider
  • Affidavit (sworn proof) stating all information provided is true and correct
  • Parental/guardian’s consent for minor to participate in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program
  • A signed and dated affidavit swearing the medical marijuana is not given to any person or entity other than to whom it was prescribed

**I want you to make a mental note that more info may be required by the State of Mississippi, if necessary! **

“What if I am the caregiver of a patient?”, you might be asking?   Any caregiver will need a Designated Caregiver Card and all previous information listed to apply.

And last but not least, for a non-resident to qualify for an ID card, an applicant must meet these conditions:

  • Must be diagnosed with a debilitating condition by a licensed doctor in the state where registered to live (not MS)
  • Been a resident of Mississippi for less than 45 days or not a resident at all in the state
  • Must have an active medical marijuana ID card from the state of residence
  • Must also meet the Rule. 2. 5. 2 of requirements from The Mississippi Medical Cannibus Act as stated below:
  • Affidavit stating information given is true and correct
  • Affidavit promising no cannabis will be shared or sold to anyone other than to whom prescribed
  • Non-residents can apply for ID cards up to 30 days before coming to Mississippi
  • ID cards are only valid for a maximum of two separate 15-day periods in 365 days from the issue date of the card
  • The first 15 Days is the initial approval period, with the 2nd being the renewal approval period
  • A maximum of 6 MMCEUs of medical marijuana per week may be dispensed, with a maximum of 12MMCEUs within 15 days

“MMCEU” means Mississippi Medical Cannabis Equivalency Unit. One unit of MMCEU is considered equal to:
         1. Three and one-half (3.5) grams of medical cannabis flower;
         2. One (1) gram of medical cannabis concentrate; or
         3. One hundred (100) milligrams of THC in an infused product.

I hope the information in this post helped answers all the questions on how to get your Medical Marijuana ID CARD!

Until next time,

Embrace Wellness!

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