The Mississippi Department of Revenue (MDOR) released information on Friday, April 15, regarding the licensing and operations of dispensaries under the medical cannabis regime in Mississippi. We feel like a broken record, but as more and more information is revealed, it becomes more and more evident that entities wanting to obtain a license as soon as possible must have all of their ducks in a row when they submit applications in June (non-dispensary establishments) and July (dispensaries). This point is even more applicable to dispensary applications, since no two dispensaries can operate within 1,500 feet of each other.
What we have now learned:
The MDOR’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Division will handle the licensing and regulating of medical cannabis dispensaries and the enforcement of laws and regulations applicable to dispensaries. The dispensary application must include (beyond what the Medical Cannabis Act already specifies): a list of all professional licenses held by each member and proof of good standing of each; proof of local licensing/permitting/ordinance/zoning compliance; a diagram of the licensed premises, the requirements of which depend on the stage of construction of the building; an operations plan that