VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg’s Board of Mayor and Alderman outlined the city’s medical marijuana ordinances during a meeting on Wednesday, May 25.

The Vicksburg Daily News reported applications will be available in July from the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH), and the Department of Revenue start issuing licenses within 30 days. A checklist of items are available on the Department of Revenue’s website for those wishing to open and operate a dispensary.

Applicants who qualify to get a card for medical marijuana must have at least one of the following conditions: cancer, glaucoma or hepatitis. Patients can visit MSDH’s website for a full list of qualifying conditions.

Under the city’s zoning ordinance, those who operate a dispensary will not be allowed to open before 8:00 a.m. or close after 9:00 p.m.

Other conditions include:

  • Dispensaries cannot be located within 1,000 feet of a school, church or child care facility unless that establishment provides a waiver. Even with a waiver, a 500 foot limit will till be imposed
  • Dispensaries must provide a survey from a licensed surveyor to ensure the 1,000 foot limit is within the city’s ordinance
  • Dispensaries cannot have a main point of entry within 1,500 feet of another dispensary
  • No one under 21 will be allowed within a dispensary, unless that individual has a medical marijuana card, without being accompanied by a parent or guardian