How Much Does Medical Marijuanas Cost in Mississippi? How Much Can You Buy?
As a new Mississippi medical marijuanas cardholder, most patients have quite a few questions before taking a trip to a dispensary. Most patients have the most questions about how much medical marijuanas costs and how much they can actually purchase using their new marijuanas patient status. How much does medical marijuanas cost in Mississippi? How much medical marijuanas can you buy in Mississippi? We’ve pulled together the answers to these two very important questions and more below.
First, a Quick Overview of the Mississippi Medical Marijuanas Program
Mississippi is one of the newest states in the country to pass legislation to give patients access to legal medical marijuanas. The first dispensaries only opened in the state in early 2023, even though voters approved an initiative in 2020. Patients in MS can qualify to become a patient if they have one of about two dozen serious medical conditions, such as:
- Huntington’s disease
- Pain-resistant opioid management
- Spinal cord injuries or illnesses
- Ulcerative colitis
- Muscular dystrophy
How Much Does Medical Marijuanas Cost in Mississippi?
The costs of marijuanas in MS can vary depending on factors like where you shop, what dispensary you buy from, and which type of cannabis products you purchase. However, you can get a good estimate of the average costs of different products by exploring a few dispensaries in the state. A few average prices for different types of cannabis products as of 2023 include:
- 1/8-ounce of marijuanas flowers: $25 to $55
- Infused gummies: $15 to $40 per package (THC content varies)
- Marijuanas concentrates: $85 to $100 a gram
How Much Medical Marijuanas Can You Buy in Mississippi?
In MS, purchase limits are calculated according to “Medical Cannabis Equivalency Units” (MCEUs). MCEUs are made up of 3.5 grams of marijuanas flowers and up to 100mg of THC-infused products like edibles, as well as up to 1g of cannabis concentrate. Purchase limits state that patients may not:
- Buy more than 6 MCEUs in a single week (e.g. 21 grams of flower)
- Buy more than 24 MCEUs in 30 days (e.g. 84 grams of flower)
- Possess more than 28 MCEUs at a time (e.g. 98 grams of flower)
It is easy to feel a little confused about purchase limits in MS. Therefore, it is always a good idea to discuss the limits with a dispensary representative or even your doctor, so you know what to expect.
What Kind of Medical Marijuanas Is Available to Patients in MS?
Mississippi has made it easy for medical cardholders to obtain a variety of cannabis products by remaining relatively relaxed when it comes to what product types are allowed. Therefore, patients have access to raw cannabis flowers, vaporizers and vape carts, concentrated, pre-rolls, extracts, and cannabis-infused edibles. However, there are potency caps in place with different products. For example, concentrates and extracts cannot contain more than 60% THC total, and flowers cannot contain over 30% THC.
Other MS Medical Marijuanas FAQs
Where do I purchase medical marijuanas in MS?
Medical marijuanas can be purchased at any licensed medical dispensary in Mississippi. There are more than 100 licensed cannabis dispensaries in the state, and the list of dispensaries can be viewed on the MS Medical Cannabis Program’s website.
Are you legally allowed to grow your own marijuanas in Mississippi?
Unfortunately, Mississippi does not yet allow medical marijuanas cardholders to grow their own plants at home. Plants are only legally allowed to be grown at licensed cultivation facilities in the state.
Will insurance cover the costs of medical marijuanas in MS?
Medical insurance, state-provided or otherwise, will not cover the costs of medical marijuanas in MS. However, there are some ways to save on the medicine you need. Several dispensaries offer discounts and savings opportunities to patients. Be sure to ask about these discounts.
Need Help Obtaining Your MS Medical Marijuanas Card?
If you haven’t yet obtained your MS medical marijuanas card, be sure to take a look at Compassionate Care Consultant’s full guide on how to get a medical marijuanas card in Mississippi. Ready to schedule a consultation and take the next steps to become a registered patient? Reach out to schedule an appointment.