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3 Greene County companies licensed to develop medical marijuana

GREENE COUNTY, Miss. (WKRG) – Three companies in Greene County are among the many amenities licensed to develop medical marijuana, in keeping with the state’s newest knowledge.

The Jan. 13 report lists all the companies licensed to domesticate, course of, check and transport medical marijuana within the state. Solely cultivation licenses have been issued to this point in Greene and surrounding counties.

Greene County Board of Supervisors signed a memorandum of understanding with Rising Greene in Could 2022 saying, partially, it welcomed the enterprise. Proprietor Leslie Wade-Felts mentioned, as soon as opened, the power within the northeast nook of the county will be capable of develop 300 crops at one time.

Ransom Jones, representing Gatlin Creek Farms, requested the supervisors in September for a certification letter stating there have been no zoning restrictions on cultivation. A 3rd enterprise, Kush Farms, owned by Scarlet and Andy McDonald, was licensed in September, information present.

In neighboring George County, voters narrowly failed a collection of non-binding poll questions in November that will have prompted the county supervisors to revisit the difficulty after opting-out of permitting any medical marijuana companies.

Lucedale aldermen determined to decide again in throughout an August board assembly, however declined to amend the restrictions on proximity to houses, church buildings, and faculties of which an area businessman mentioned made it unimaginable to ascertain enterprise anyplace within the metropolis.

County / Tackle Metropolis Enterprise Title proprietor Sort of license
Greene/Richton Rising Greene LLC Leslie Wade & Alfred Felts Micro-Cultivation Facility (Tier 1)
Greene/Leakesville Kush Farms Scarlet & George (Andy) McDonald Micro-Cultivation Facility (Tier 1)
Greene/Leakesville Gatlin Creek Farms LLC Ransom Jones IV; Sali Westmoreland;Michael Westmoreland; Ransom Jones III; Rebecca Jones Micro-Cultivation Facility (Tier 1)
Jackson/Ocean Springs Southern Grown Therapeutics Thomas Krumland Micro-Cultivation Facility (Tier 2)
Jackson/Ocean Springs Due South Hashish Firm michael ederer Micro-Cultivation Facility (Tier 2)
Jackson/Moss Level davenport llc Brian Younger Micro-Cultivation Facility (Tier 1)
Jackson/Gautier Manna Holdings, PLLC John Nelson; Danny Davis; Dan Capers; Craig Raynor; Tracy Seymour; GabbuSmith; Joshua Bowie Micro-Cultivation Facility (Tier 1)
Stone/Perkinston The Stone County Hashish Firm LLC Dystany Prepare dinner Micro-Cultivation Facility (Tier 1)
Jackson/Gautier Mississippi Provisions 4, LLC Milton Hobbs Dispensary – 3600 Gautier Vancleave Rd, Gautier
Jackson/Ocean Springs Mississippi Provisions 1, LLC Milton Hobbs Dispensary–1809 Denny Avenue, Pascagoula
Jackson/Pascagoula MS Mudd 2, LLC Milton Hobbs Dispensary – 1223 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs
Jackson/Biloxi Bee’s Buds Barbara Lynn & Billy Wilson Dispensary –14313 Stenum St, Suite A, Biloxi
Jackson/Moss Level MS Mudd 1, LLC Milton Hobbs Dispensary – 3430 Principal St, Moss Level
Jackson/Ocean Springs The Islands Dispensary, LLC Mary Ann Joiner, David Lamar Dale, George Pitalo III Dispensary – 3920 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs
Jackson/Moss Level The Magnola Christopher W. Bonds, Evan Keith Dailey Dispensary –20 Marks Rd, Ocean Springs
Listing of authorized medical marijuana companies in George, Greene and border counties

Tier 1 micro-cultivators can have a cover of 1,000 sq. toes or much less with a one-time software price of $1,500 and annual license price of $2,000.

Tier 2 can have a cover of greater than 1,000 sq. toes however no more than 2,000 sq. toes with a one-time software price of $2,500 and annual license price of $3,500.

Nearest dispensaries in Hattiesburg and Jackson County, might open inside weeks

A publicly out there registry from the Mississippi Division of Income lists six dispensaries in Jackson County as the one companies in or bordering George and Greene counties licensed to promote. Six others are licensed in Hattiesburg. Presently, 161 whole companies throughout the state are registered to promote medical marijuana when it turns into out there.

State regulation doesn’t enable for private development or any enterprise to develop open air.

In a Jan. 9 replace, the Mississippi Hashish Sufferers Alliance (MCPA) mentioned it expects the primary batch of medical marijuana to be examined and dispensaries ought to be capable of open “very quickly,” presumably by February. Governor Tate Reeves signed the invoice legalizing medical marijuana in February 2022.

“In checking across the nation and speaking with different medical hashish specialists, it’s clear that Mississippi leaders and regulators have carried out a medical hashish program in file time,” wrote MCPA founder Angie Calhoun. “Most medical hashish packages take years to turn into purposeful.”

A brand new director took over the medical marijuana program within the state well being division on Jan. 17. A surge of functions for licenses hit a bottleneck in October, drawing some criticism. The workplace charged with licensing cultivators, staff and labs had solely three staffers and no investigators, in keeping with Mississippi Right this moment.

The well being division mentioned at the moment it had three staff scheduled to begin by Nov. 1 with 25 positions to be crammed.

As of Jan. 6, the state well being division authorized 1,512 sufferers for medical marijuana playing cards.

Anybody with a medical marijuana card issued by the state well being division should buy and use the product. The usual non-refundable price is $25 for the preliminary software. It’s $15 for Medicaid recipients and free for disabled veterans and first responders. Charges are the identical for yearly renewal. Extra details about what medical circumstances are eligible to be handled with hashish is accessible right here.

Full record of dispensaries, as of Jan. 17, 2023:

Full record of different medical marijuana companies, as of Jan. 13, 2023:

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