Pending States

Mississippi Medical Marijuana Laws

MISSISSIPPI POSSESSION LAWS:

  • A first offense for possession of 30 grams or less is punishable by a fine of $100-$250.
  • A subsequent conviction will result in 5-60 days imprisonment and a fine of up to $250.
  • A third conviction will result in 5 days-6 months imprisonment as well as a maximum fine of $500.
  • Possession of between 30-250 grams is a felony punishable by a maximum of 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $3,000.
  • Possession of between 250-500 grams is a felony punishable by 2-8 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $50,000.
  • Possession of between 500 grams-5 kilograms is a felony punishable by 6-24 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500,000.
  • Possession of 5 kilograms or more is a felony punishable by 10-30 years imprisonment as well as a maximum fine of $1,000,000.
  • When marijuana is discovered in any part of one's vehicle besides the trunk, this is considered a misdemeanor and there is an additional penalty of a maximum of 90 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1000.
  1. Mississippi Code § 41-29-101, et seq.
  2. Mississippi Code § 41-29-139

MISSISSIPPI DISTRIBUTION LAWS:

  • The sale of less than 1 oz. is a felony punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $3,000.
  • The sale of 1 oz.-1 kilogram is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $30,000.
  • The sale of 1 kilogram-10 lbs. is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000,000.
  • The sale of more than 10 lbs. is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment without the chance of parole.
  • The sale to a minor or within 1,500 feet of a school, church, or other designated area is a felony that carries with it a doubling of the incarceration period and the fine.
  1. Mississippi Code § 41-29-101, et seq.
  2. Mississippi Code § 41-29-139

MISSISSIPPI CULTIVATION LAWS:

  • Cultivation in Mississippi will be punished based upon the aggregate weight of the plants found. See the "Possession" and "Sale, Trafficking, or Distribution" sections for further penalty details.