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Medical Cannabis Certification for Practitioners

Information & Documents Required to Register with MSDH and MS Board of Nursing

Read the Regulation here


  • Practitioner Name & Credentials
  • Specialty- this means the Practitioner Certification type  (Family, Acute Care, Adult/Geri, PMHNP, etc) Do not put an area you may work in such as neurology, pain management, psychiatry, etc. this will cause a rejection in your application 
  • Federal Drug Enforcement Agency Number
  • Practitioner Phone
  • Practitioner Email
  • Practitioner Office Address
  • MS Board of Nursing APRN and RN License Verification form- $20 charge 
  • Input your license information >> Click on "Want More Details" then choose the 
    • Order the  "Formal License Verification Document" Option and complete the information 
  • Receive the following document which you will submit with MSDH application.
  • Practitioner Specialty (FNP, PMHNP, etc)- Don't put where you work. List your national certification type- Family, Psych Mental Health, etc
  • Practitioner Mailing Address
  • Certificates of completion for initial 8 hours of MSDH-approved CME
  • Collaborating Physician's 10-digit Registry Number

Debilitating Condition Information for the Patient

Click to view or download the MS Medical Cannabis Program User Guide
When you are ready to register, go to the MSDH registration portal here. Simply fill in your information and follow the steps to:
  • Sign up for an account with the MSDH
  • Verify your email address
  • Submit information and documents- PLEASE NOTE: Your application will be upheld if you do not submit the Board of Nursing Verification Document.

Once your application is approved by the MSDH and you have received a Certifier's registration number, you will need to

  • Register with the MS Board of Nursing using your Nurse Gateway Portal.
  • Have the registry number for your collaborating physician. (Must have compatible practice and also registered with MSDH approved to certify)
  • You may upload your 8 hours of CE for Medical Cannabis Training to CE Broker for the MS Board of Nursing.

 Visit MS Canna Patient Alliance website for more information.

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