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Louisiana Medical Marijuana Doctors
While currently there is no operational medical marijuana program established for Louisiana patients, the state government implemented several pieces of legislation, most recently in 2016 with SB 271 and SB 180, to provide a promising foundation to a potential future Louisiana Medical Marijuana program.
What medical conditions qualify for medical marijuana in Louisiana:
Debilitating Medical Conditions as defined by law include:
Positive status for HIV
Cachexia or Wasting syndrome
How do I receive a Louisiana Medical Marijuana Recommendation as a Patient:
Doctors licensed by (and in good standing with) the Louisiana State Medical Board and who reside in Louisiana may recommend medical marijuana to patients clinically diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition in any form (to be determined) by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. Those forms exclude inhalation, raw or crude marijuana, THC or a chemically derived version of THC.
How doctors may recommend medical marijuana for therapeutic use has yet to be determined by Louisiana government.
Before dispensing or recommending medical marijuana, both the doctor and person dispensing must review the patient’s information in the Prescription Monitoring Program.
***Currently, Louisiana’s Board of Pharmacy has no deadline in regards to establishing the rules and regulations related to the recommending, dispensing, testing, extracting, cultivating and processing of medical marijuana for medical use.
What Medical Marijuana Patients in Louisiana Should Know:
Any patient, caregiver or parent of a minor in possession of medical marijuana (or in possession of marijuana on behalf of their minor child) is protected from prosecution for the possession or distribution of marijuana.
Louisiana Marijuana Regulation Updates:
While these regulations may someday prove practicable to create a medical marijuana program in Louisiana, much more work needs to be accomplished in the finalizing regulations and cementing laws before allowing patients to qualify for and access medical marijuana. Some activity is in motion, as Southern University and LSU are currently seeking contractors to begin cultivating medical marijuana, and are vetting outside investors eager to help jump start Louisiana’s cannabis industry.
For more doctor and patient updates, check back on this page for news, or to get involved with regulations, contact your local State Representative or the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy at www.pharmacy.la.gov.
I have stage 3 endo and I suffer everyday pain, flare ups at any given moment and i don't see my auto immune disease on this list! even google has this disease listed as a CHRONIC pain disease! guess I have to pack up and leave my life for help or may a cure. lord Jesus I pray for us all
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I have daily pain and muscle problems and seizures. I have been awarded my disability through the State. I have been on Oxycotin 80 mg And about 12 other perscriptions daily and find no relief. The only relief I get is when I use Marijuana....I won't have seizures if I smoke daily. This is outrageous that people like me have to suffer in pain while politicians figure a way they can make money on this type of deal. Forget about the citizens who really could benefit from Medical Marijuana. I'd rather smoke or use an oil type Marijuana than to risk my life from overdose while taking perscription pain medications!!!! Help find a solution please.
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Louisiana politicians need to be aware that we will vote them out! And we all need to sign petition to go to vote by people! Let’s stand up for our rights...
It’s almost 2 years later and still no type of change on this. Cannabis can help this city out and the people of this state know it! What’s the hold up?
medical cannabis programs are supposed to be up and running by now!! politicians don't care about people's needs