FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Question: WHAT IS CANNIBIS?
Answer: The cannabis we consume falls into
three main subspecies: Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis (hemp).
Leaf shape is one way to visually identify each variety.
There are dozens of different compounds called cannabinoids
found in cannabis that bind with the body's endocannabinoid
receptors, which function by maintaining the body's
homeostasis and regulating how cells send, receive, and
Question: WHAT ARE
Answer: Terpenes are
the fragrant oils that come from the resinous glands of the
cannabis bud, or trichomes. They are responsible for giving
each strain its own distinctive the taste, flavor, and
aroma. Some of the most common cannabis terpenes are:
· Myrcene - The most common terpene in modern
commercial cannabis. Believed to promote calming effects.
· Caryophyllene - The only terpene known as a
cannaboid. It provides anti-inflammatory effects.
· Limonene - Typically found in citrus-y strains &
believed to provide anxiety and stress relief.
· Pinene - The most common terpene in the natural
world. It can be useful for pain, anxiety, and
inflammation. Also found in pine needles, rosemary, and
· Terpinolene - Terpinolene’s potential medical
benefits include anticancer, antioxidant, antibacterial,
· Linalool - Linalool's properties are antimicrobial,
sedative, reduce stress & depression, & promote the immune
· Humulene - Found in hops, is a woody, spicy, and
earthy smelling terpene
· Ocimene - Ocimene has wide array of medicinal
properties as well as uplifting effects
Different strains of cannabis
contain different levels of terpenes and terpenes are not
exclusive to cannabis
Question: What conditions
qualify a patient for participation in the Mississippi
Cannabis Patients Program?
· Parkinson's disease
· Huntington's disease
· muscular dystrophy
· spastic quadriplegia
· positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
· acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
· amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
· Crohn's disease
· ulcerative colitis
· sickle-cell anemia
· Alzheimer's disease
· agitation of dementia
· post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
· pain refractory to 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
· severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not
limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
other medical conditions be added to the list?
Answer: Any Mississippi resident can
petition MSDH to add serious medical conditions or treaments
to the existing conditions in Miss Code Ann 41-137-3.
The Mississippi State Department will consider the petition
and approve or deny the petition within 60 days of
For more patient information, visit the Mississippi Cannabis
Patients Alliance in the Quick Links
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