Mississippi has legalized cannabis for medical use. The Department of Health is responsible for overseeing some cannabis business licensing in the State of Mississippi. The Department of Health anticipates accepting applications for the following licenses in June 2022.
- Cannabis cultivation facilities
- Cannabis processing facilities
- Cannabis testing facilities
- Cannabis waste disposal entities
- Cannabis transportation entities
The Department of Revenue is responsible for the licensing of cannabis dispensaries in Mississippi. The Department of Revenue anticipates accepting applications beginning in July 2022.
- Cannabis medical dispensary
In order to apply for a license in Mississippi, here are the top items you want to complete to be successful starting your journey into the cannabis space:
- Decide what type of business (or businesses) you want to pursue cannabis business licenses for.
Review the list of license types available for application to determine what might be the best fit for you and your business aspirations.
- Assemble Your Team
The next step is to gather your team of experts. Having financial backing in the form of investors is crucial so that you are able to procure consultation services, a location, and other resources along the way. Don’t make the mistake of getting knee-deep in your plan and then running out of money to see it through. After you’ve made sure your funding is set, assemble your team of people you can trust. Specifically, you want people who have experience in the industry and who are well-informed so that you can highlight your team’s expertise in your application.
- Secure a Property
Prior to obtaining a license you will need to secure property that is zoned correctly and able to support the needs of a cannabis business. This can, at times, be the most challenging part of the process. Our team has worked with countless municipalities to assist our clients in obtaining compliant properties in correctly zoned areas.
- Draft Your Application
Application requirements vary between Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and narrative forms surrounding the expectations you have for your business. Either way, these need to be compliant with all state, local, and federal regulations. Ensuring that you are compliant is one of the most important steps in the application process. Canna Business Services has years of experience drafting award-winning applications for our clients in competitive states. Set up a meeting with us today to discuss how we can help you with your business.
Read more on our blog about how to take the first steps towards licensure.
In 2022, the Mississippi legislature voted to legalize cannabis for medical use in Mississippi. Senate Bill 2095 offers guidance for the Department of Health to outline the application and licensing process for interested applicants. Uniquely, in Mississippi, the Department of Revenue will oversee the licensing of medical dispensaries. Counties and municipalities have 90 days from the bill signing on February 2, 2022 to opt out of permitting a medical cannabis facility.
In November 2020, Mississippi voters approved legalized use of cannabis as a medical treatment for 22 qualifying conditions. The measure was later invalidated by the state’s Supreme Court on a technicality. Debilitating epilepsy or related conditions are the only qualifying condition in Mississippi at the current time. Canna Business Services remains updated with every development, complexity and trend of Mississippi regulations. Our 7 of experience in the recreational and medical cannabis field prepare us for the challenges ahead.
Cannabis Dispensary Business License Service in Mississippi
Totally focused on the cannabis industry, Canna Business Services offers a specialized perspective and services tailored to your unique and best interests. We are a woman-owned and mainly women-operated company with a varied and accomplished background including engineering, education and law. While every stage of initiating, growing and succeeding within the cannabis industry is especially exacting, the opportunities are exceptional. By navigating a smooth path, we maximize your potential.
Consider us your team of support. Our strategies are created around your goals, ensure full compliance and include preparation and submission of application, licensing requirements, packaging and labeling review, application templates and more. While we can’t predict the future, there is every reason to believe that a change in Mississippi laws will eventually open up the market. Let us set you up for success.