Health Department Gives Medical Marijuana Update

The State Health Department says it’s issued a total of 25 medical marijuana cards to patients so far.  Thirty-six medical practitioners have been registered and 78 work permits have been issued.   The department says 16 business licenses have been approved, most of those involving... Read More.

Latest Medical Marijuana Application Numbers Released

The State Health Department has approved the applications of 23 medical practitioners to begin evaluating patients to see if they qualify for medical marijuana cards.  The applications of two others have been rejected, meaning they can reapply with additional information.   And two practitioners have... Read More.

Philadelphia Board Votes For Medical Marijuana

Aldermen in Philadelphia had indicated last week they would opt out of Mississippi’s medical marijuana law.  Last night, one of the board members changed his mind and the 3-to-2 vote went the other way with the city now planning to allow medical marijuana.   That... Read More.

Mississippi Legislators Argue Over Medical Marijuana Rules

Mississippi legislators are arguing over regulations for medical marijuana. The House killed one bill Wednesday, and the Senate revived the issue hours later. Mississippi voters in November approved Initiative 65, authorizing a medical marijuana program. But, the Mississippi Supreme Court will  hear arguments next... Read More.

Noted emergency medicine expert joins PatientCare EMS  as medical director

Damon Darsey, MD brings over 18 years of emergency medical services experience to Central Mississippi ambulance providerEmergency medical services veteran Damon Darsey, MD is the new medical director for PatientCare EMS’ Mississippi Operation, the ambulance service provider for Leake, Winston, Newton, Scott, Noxubee and Kemper counties. Dr. Darsey has more than... Read More.