Now that Mississippi has officially joined the ranks of U.S. states legally allowing medical cannabis, the next step is more cannabis legislation, as well as a thriving cannabis industry, so the state needs to be prepared. In order to help provide services for those next steps, Mississippi now has an official cannabis trade association.
The Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association (MSCTA) will help educate the state about cannabis, provide a legal resource on the subject, and support members who join from the industry looking for resources and connections. In addition to plant-touching businesses, often considered the heart of the industry, the MSCTA will offer support to businesses in related industries such as retail, cultivation, manufacturing, delivery, distribution, testing, insurance, and packaging.
According to the organization’s website, the MSCTA was founded “to promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and work for a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for our industry in the state of Mississippi.”
“MSCTA was founded to unite the legal cannabis industry to help educate and act as a resource to lawmakers, regulatory bodies, and our members. As the industry’s most influential state trade association, MSCTA works everyday to ensure our budding business sector is represented