TUPELO • The Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association (3MA) is teaming up with Pause Pain & Wellness a group of physicians authorized to certify patients for medical marijuana, to organize a free education event for patients interested in Tupelo next week.
Patients who want to learn if they would qualify to be treated with medical marijuana are invited to the Cadence Conference Center in Tupelo on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5-7 p.m.
Participants will learn about eligibility requirements, how to obtain certification, how to maintain certification and how to purchase medical marijuana.
“The patients are the reason we do what we do,” 3MA Executive Director Ken Newburger said. “We have fought tirelessly to make sure Mississippi has a safe and successful medical cannabis program, and we are so close to patients finally being able to get the relief they have waited so long for. We are honored to be hosting this event for these incredible patients.”
Dr. Kirk Kinard, Pause Pain & Wellness Medical director, said his team is excited to have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming event as they anticipate opening their Tupelo clinic location in October.
“We have seen a real need for information and education amongst both medical providers and patients alike, and attendees will leave the event well-informed and more confident about their understanding of medical cannabis and the process of obtaining and keeping their card,” Kinard said.
Anyone who wants to attend this free patient event can register online at www.medicalmarijuanams.com.