Mississippi cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

In Mississippi, cannabis is regulated by multiple agencies.Β  Mississippi Department of Health regulates most of the industry, while dispensaries are overseen by the Department of Revenue.

Tracking & Inventory

Mississippi uses a combination of Metrc and PMP as their state traceability systems.Β  While sales must be recorded in both systems, Metrc additionally tracks inventory, and provides the patient allotment lookup.

Purchase Limits


  • Dispensary may not sell to a customer if it results in more that 6 MMCEUs in a week. (Monday through Sunday)
  • A cardholder may not receive more than 24 MMCEUs in a rolling 30 days.

Metrc tracks both the weekly and monthly allotment values.Β  A Metrc allotment check must be performed before dispensation.Β 


Mississippi uses Mississippi Medical Cannabis Equivalency Units (MMCEUs) to define limits and equivalence. One (1) MMCEU is equal to:

  • Three and one-half (3.5) grams of medical cannabis flower;
  • One (1) gram of medical cannabis concentrate;
  • One hundred (100) milligrams of THC in an infused product.



Standard retail sales taxes apply to cannabis sales.Β Β 

Additionally, there is an excise tax on cultivator sales to other licenses.


Mississippi does not allow home delivery.

Things to Note

Special rules, things that have come up, regulator confirmation of things, guidance

State Resources

The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program site hosts regulations.

Cannabis waste disposal license type

There is a cannabis waste disposal license. Stores and other licensees will not be allowed to waste their own product, and instead must transfer to an appropriately permissioned license for destruction.

Potency percentage limits

Dispensaries are prohibited from selling cannabis trim or flower that has a potency of more than 30% THC or cannabis edibles, tinctures, oils or concentrates with a potency of more than 60%.



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