Mississippi nears $6M in revenue off medical marijuana licenses, fees
With the medical marijuana program still in its infancy in Mississippi, the state is already raking in revenue. Through Monday, the state has culled nearly $6 million in license and one-time application fees from dispensaries, cultivators, transportation companies, processors, and testing operations in the state, according to information posted on the... Read more
Member Blog: How to Prepare a Winning Dispensary License Application
by Gary Cohen, Cova Software The cannabis industry has come a long way in the U.S. Although we still await federal legalization, many new states have recently jumped on the bandwagon, and legacy states are awarding more social equity licenses. While New Jersey and Mississippi will be opening their... Read more
How is Mississippi’s new industry unfolding as licenses are approved
After years of legislative and legal delays, Mississippi’s medical marijuana industry is slowly taking shape. Since June 1, a small number of medical providers, patients and businesses have been approved as the Mississippi State Department of Health continues to process applications. For entrepreneurs such as Jared Kobs, the co-founder of Kudzu... Read more
Mississippi’s medical marijuana industry goes into effect tomorrow
Alcohol Regulation as a Model for Cannabis Regulation: the Benefits and Drawbacks By John West, Agustin Rodriguez, Nicholas Ramos, Christina Sava, Chelsey Noble The rapid evolution of the cannabis industry in the United States poses many unique questions, the most interesting of which is what cannabis regulation will look... Read more
The Mississippi Supreme Court voted last week to uphold a life sentence without the possibility of parole for a man who was convicted of possessing less than three ounces of weed. The court voted 6-3 to confirm the penalty for the defendant, Allen Russell, who was sentenced under Mississippi’s... Read more
Health Department: Mississippi medical marijuana months away
It could be the end of the year before medical marijuana is available in Mississippi because businesses need time to receive licenses and to grow, test and prepare to sell the products, state Health Department officials said Monday. The department opened the licensing application process last week for patients... Read more
The new medical cannabis program in Mississippi opened up to applicants last week, four months after the state’s Republican governor signed the measure into law. Beginning last Wednesday, qualifying patients in the state may submit applications to obtain a medical cannabis card. According to local television station WLOX, “licensing... Read more
Ex-governor seeks to open medical marijuana testing facility
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is teaming up with a health care executive to apply for a state license to open a medical marijuana testing facility. The Mississippi State Department of Health started taking applications Wednesday for the state’s new medical marijuana program for patients,... Read more
Video: NCIA Today – Thursday, May 5, 2022
Video: NCIA Today – Thursday, May 5, 2022 | Advocacy / Community / Education ¡Happy Cinco De Mayo! NCIA Director of Communications Bethany Moore checks in with what’s going on across the country with the National Cannabis Industry Association’s membership, board, allies, and staff.  Join us every other Thursday... Read more
How marijuana laws have progressed across the South so far this year
As a region, the South has been comparably slow to embrace marijuana reform until recently. In the last year, Mississippi and Alabama lawmakers legalized the use of marijuana for qualified medical conditions. Louisiana has taken several steps to expand its medical marijuana program, including authorizing the use of cannabis... Read more

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