MISSISSIPPI MARIJUANA: Good Day Farm is producing flower, like this package, at its cultivation facility in Mississippi. (Photo courtesy of Good Day Farm)

After years of wrangling, medical marijuana is legal in Mississippi and Good Day Farm, the multi-state cannabis operator with a large Arkansas footprint, is set to play a significant role with a cultivation facility and six branded dispensaries in the state. 

Mississippi’s first medical marijuana sale was made Wednesday and a press release from Little Rock-based Good Day Farm said the sale included its flower

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Good Day Farm has a cultivation facility in Oxford, Mississippi, and will have six branded Good Day Farm dispensaries in the state. The first store will open tomorrow in Hattiesburg and will be followed by stores in Biloxi, Brookhaven, Corinth, Laurel and Tupelo. 

The stores in Mississippi will have branding agreements and carry the Good Day Farm name, an arrangement that differs from the operating agreements the company has with three dispensaries in Arkansas. 

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Good Day Farm owns Berner’s by Good Day Farm in Little Rock and operates three dispensaries with different ownership: Good Day Farm Texarkana, Good Day Farm Monticello and Good Day Farm Van Buren. 

The 130,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Oxford has been growing more than 50 cultivars, according to Laurie Gregory, Good Day Farm’s chief marketing officer. The facility’s kitchen and lab, where the company will produce vapes and edibles, is expected to launch next month, she said. 

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Mississippi voters passed a medical marijuana amendment in 2020 but the amendment was struck down by the state Supreme Court in 2021 because of problems with the petitioning process arising from an outdated state law regarding the number of congressional districts in the state. 

Last year, the Mississippi legislature passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana and it was signed into law by Gov. Tate Reeves in February. 

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The Mississippi law does not limit the number of cultivation facilities, dispensaries or other cannabis businesses. The state has licensed 163 dispensaries, 73 cultivators and 12 processors and had 1,732 patients as of Monday, according to Mississippi Today. 

Good Day Farm’s aspirations for growth in the marijuana industry were detailed in this 2021 Arkansas Times story. The company has operations in Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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