One step closer to product on dispensary shelves

US (MS): Dozens of medical cannabis growers approved

A handful of cannabis growers in North Mississippi are among dozens now approved for their license to grow medical cannabis, but not without having bumps along the way. Growers now have a lot of work to do before products appear on dispensary shelves.

When Todd Franklin applied for his cannabis cultivators license with the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) as part of the state’s new medical cannabis program, he expected to be approved by July - not long after Action News 5 visited his Panola County property.

He ended up waiting over two more months after that, finally getting approved on Sept.12. “It was awful,” Franklin said with a chuckle. “Weeks of misery.” After getting work permits and the approval to grow, Franklin and his team with One Source Products LLC overnighted their seeds from seed bank contacts across the country. 

It’s been nonstop work since. “Very busy,” said Franklin. “We’re trying to get seeds in the ground, germinated, repotted, and replanted. It’s a joy. A big joy!” 

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