First License for Cultivation and Processing in Mississippi

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Leading the Way to Plant Based Medicine in Mississippi

The hard work that Southern Crop has put into their facilities was recognized when the Mississippi Department of Health awarded Southern Crop with the first License for Cultivation and Processing in the great state of Mississippi. This is a milestone that works to propel the Southern Crop team forward into their mission to supply the Deep South with the highest quality, pharmaceutical grade medical marijuana for all patients in need.

Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis has been proven to have a variety of positive effects on the human body, especially to ease symptoms caused by certain medical conditions. We are committed to educating our community in the benefits of plant-based medicine and helping people lead healthier lives through our organically grown products.

How can it help?

Who can use it?

How to get it?

What Conditions are Treatable with Medical Marijuana?  

The following medical conditions or their treatment qualify for participation in the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program, as stated by the Mississippi Department of Health: 

    • Cancer 
    • Parkinson’s Disease 
    • Huntington’s Disease 
    • Muscular Dystrophy 
    • Glaucoma 
    • Spastic Quadriplegia 
    • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 
    • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 
    • Hepatitis 
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 
            • Crohn’s Disease 
            • Ulcerative Colitis 
            • Sickle-Cell Anemia 
            • Alzheimer’s Disease 
            • Agitation Of Dementia 
            • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
            • Autism 
            • Pain Refractory tTo Appropriate Opioid Management 
            • Diabetic/Peripheral Neuropathy 
            • Spinal Cord Disease or Severe Injury 

                    Also qualifying is a chronic terminal or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: 

                      • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome 
                      • Chronic Pain 
                      • Severe or Intractable Nausea 
                      • Seizures 
                      • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis

                        Do you have a qualifying condition?

                        Learn how to get your Medical Marijuana Card today

                        Randy J. Mire, Pharm.D

                        CEO and Founder of Southern Crop 

                        Randy J. Mire, Pharm.D, CEO and Founder of Southern Crop, was the first pharmacist in the Deep South to supply a patient in need with their medical marijuana recommendation, opening his first medical marijuana pharmacy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His ambition didn’t stop there. Bringing this experience in medical cannabis to Mississippi, since December of 2020, Dr. Randy J Mire and the Southern Crop team have been working diligently to establish Southern Crop, LLC, the most up-to-date, powerhouse cultivation and processing facilities in the Magnolia State.

                        Randy J. Mire, Pharm D

                        FAQs

                        Is medical marijuana legal in Mississippi?

                        Medical marijuana IS legal in Mississippi as long as you have a medical marijuana (MMJ) card. While it is legal for medical use, using marijuana for recreational purposes is NOT LEGAL. 

                        Can I get medical marijuana without an MMJ Card?

                        No, to be able to receive medical marijuana from a dispensary, you MUST HAVE an MMJ Card. 

                        How can I get an MMJ Card?

                        The process to obtain an MMJ card was set by the Mississippi Department of Health. 

                        To obtain your MMJ card, you must: 

                        • Have a qualifying medical condition 
                        • Receive a certificate for medical marijuana usage from your health care provider 
                        • Submit an application 

                          For a more in-depth explanation of the process, you can read our article titled “How to get a medical marijuana card in Mississippior by visiting the Mississippi Department of Health. 

                          Are there any fees to get an MMJ Card?

                          Yes, the standard initial fee for a Registered Qualifying Patient Identification is $25.00. For more information, you can visit the Mississippi Department of Health 

                          What is medical marijuana used for?

                          Medical marijuana can be used to ease symptoms caused by certain health conditions. For a more in-depth explanation of medical marijuana, check out our blog post titled “What You Need to Know About Medical Cannabis” 

                          How do you take medical marijuana?

                          The forms of medical cannabis vary from state to state, depending on the regulations set by the Department of Health. In the state of Mississippi, the forms available to purchase at registered dispensaries are: 

                          • Concentrated cannabis (ex. Shatter, wax, oil) 
                          • Edible cannabis  
                          • Cannabis infused (ex. Sprays, lozenges, dissolvables, gums, gummies)

                          For a more in-depth explanation of medical marijuana, check out our blog post titled “What You Need to Know About Medical Cannabis” 

                          What health conditions are qualified for an MMJ Card?

                          The health conditions that qualify for an MMJ card according to the Mississippi Department of Health are: 

                          • Cancer 
                          • Parkinson’s Disease 
                          • Huntington’s Disease 
                          • Muscular Dystrophy 
                          • Glaucoma 
                          • Spastic Quadriplegia  
                          • HIV/AIDS 
                          • Hepatitis  
                          • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 
                          • Crohn’s Disease 
                          • Ulcerative Colitis 
                          • Sickle-Cell Anemia  
                          • Alzheimer’s Disease 
                          • Dementia  
                          • PTSD 
                          • Autism 
                          • Diabetes 
                          • Spinal cord disease or severe injury 
                          • Health conditions that produce:  
                          • Cachexia 
                          • Severe nausea 
                          • Seizures  
                          • Severe Muscle Spasms 
                          Will I have to consult a medical professional before I pursue medical marijuana?

                          Yes, your physician will determine if you qualify for medical marijuana as a treatment plan. After receiving a recommendation from a participating physician, you can pursue obtaining marijuana for medicinal use. 

                          How does medical marijuana help?

                          The chemicals in medical marijuana are similar to the chemicals that are already in your body. Medical marijuana helps the chemicals in your body work better, which may help improve: 

                          • Appetite 
                          • Memory 
                          • Movement  
                          • Pain 
                          • Nausea and vomiting  
                            Are there any side effects with medical marijuana?

                            Like any medication, side effects vary from person to person, but some potential side effects include: 

                            • Increased heart rate 
                            • Dizziness 
                            • Impaired concentration/memory 
                            • Slower reaction times  
                            • Negative drug interactions  
                            • Increased risk of heart attack/stroke  
                            • Increased appetite  
                            • Potential for addiction  
                            • Hallucinations  
                            • Mental illness 
                            • Withdrawal symptoms 
                                Is it okay to take other prescription drugs with medical marijuana?

                                The chemicals in marijuana (THC, CBD, CBN) are processed in your body by enzymes that help process and eliminate a high percent of prescription drugs. This could lead to a dangerous increase in side effects of the prescribed medication or rid the body of the prescribed medication completely before it can do anything.

                                Some prescription drugs that medical marijuana can potentially affect are: 

                                • Warfarin 
                                • Tamoxifen 
                                • Acetaminophen 
                                • Ibuprofen 

                                It’s important to discuss with your doctor the potential drug interactions before taking medical marijuana.  

                                What is the difference between recreational marijuana and medical marijuana?

                                Medical marijuana is legal in the state of Mississippi if you meet the requirements to obtain an MMJ Card. Medical marijuana is also used to help ease symptoms related to certain health conditions. 

                                Consumption of marijuana without an MMJ card is 100% illegal in the state of Mississippi.