Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2023

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Debora Wenger

Second Advisor

Cynthia Joyce

Third Advisor

Stephanie Lusk

Relational Format



Medical Marijuana in Mississippi: A Journalistic View of Physician Opinions and Patient Education is an in-depth investigative journalism project examining aspects of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program. Specific areas of interest were Mississippi physician opinions on the use medical marijuana and their views on the application of the state’s program as well as an examination into how patients are receiving education on medical marijuana. This project involved interviews of healthcare providers, dispensary staff, and patients, in addition to background research that was used to formulate interview questions, determine areas of interest and add necessary context. This project occurred during the initial roll out of Mississippi’s medical cannabis program and continued through the early stages of a fully operational program; the project revealed overall opinions and experiences from different perspectives. This project highlighted the “growing pains” and potential issues in the program, and also allowed for identification of areas that could be improved.

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