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Louisiana Qualifying Conditions

To be registered as a medical marijuana patient in Louisiana, patients must have an ailment that meets the state’s list of qualifying criteria. A patient may qualify if they are living with the following chronic or debilitating disease or condition below.

* Any condition not otherwise specified in this Subparagraph that a physician, in his medical opinion, considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his medical education and training to treat.

  • Anxiety
  • Alcoholism
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Back Pain
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Chemotherapy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cocaine Dependence
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Eczema
  • Emphysema
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremors
  • Glaucoma
  • Gastritis
  • Headache Tension
  • Headaches, Migraine
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Insomnia
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • OCD
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Obesity
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • PTSD
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rosacea
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spasticity
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Dependence
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Thyroiditis
  • Wasting Syndrome

We Connect Qualified Doctors to Provide Access to Those in Need

Through personal experiences and witness to its efficacy, our team of licensed doctors share the conviction in the use of cannabis to assist their patients in living happier, healthier, and more productive lives.


Safe, Secure, HIPAA Compliant

Your discretion, security, and privacy is our top priority. All information and transactions remain securely stored in our HIPAA compliant EMR platform.


SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS - We Have Appointments Available 6 Days a Week From 8 AM - 8 PM

Your time is valuable. We pride ourselves in making the evaluation, recommendation and connection to your nearest Cannabis pharmacy a single, seamless process.


Trusted, Registered Doctors

Recruited, screened, and hand-picked personally each of our doctors is respected professionals licensed and practicing within your state who understand the efficacy and see the need for change.


Immediate Access to Cannabis Products And Dispensaries

On the same day of your evaluation and submission of your recommendation, you will gain immediate access to products and licensed cannabis pharmacists to discuss your needs.


100% Refund if Not Approved

Transactions will occur at the end of the doctor’s evaluation. For patients that do not qualify, the transaction will not be processed, and the patient will not be charged.

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Get Your Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card – Virtual Appointment at the Comfort of Your Home

TeleLeaf offers premier medical marijuana services in Louisiana. If you have a qualifying condition certified by any of our cannabis-trained and licensed doctors, you can get an LA medical marijuana card by applying in our HIPAA-compliant platform.

Getting your marijuana medical card in Louisiana online is easy and convenient with TeleLeaf. You don’t need to leave your house to get one because our virtual consultation will make everything easier for you.

Is Medical Marijuana Legal In Louisiana?

medical cannabis card - TeleLeaf Yes. Medical marijuana is available for patients to purchase if they are qualified and given a medical certificate by a licensed doctor. It can only be purchased at state-approved dispensaries. Check our FAQ section below to find the dispensaries in the state.

In 1991, Act No. 874 legalized medical marijuana. Throughout the years, there have been changes in facilitating the licensing of doctors, producers, and pharmacies.

In 2016, a comprehensive medical cannabis program was created. Only physicians can recommend medical cannabis to a patient.

The qualifying conditions for Louisiana medical marijuana were expanded in 2018 and research was conducted on the medicinal value of medical cannabis.


In 2020, three new laws relevant to the medical marijuana program were passed:

  • HB 211 — protects banks and physicians.
  • HB 418 — protects hospitals from state marijuana-related prosecution.
  • HB 819 — expanded the list of qualifying conditions, allowing physicians to recommend marijuana for any debilitating condition they are qualified to treat as long as they know the patient will benefit from the medication.

Most recently this year, the legislature and governor approved allowing smoked or “raw or crude” cannabis, starting on January 1, 2022.

Today, there are 9 licensed pharmacies in Louisiana appointed by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy where patients with a medical marijuana certificate can purchase medical marijuana products.

What Information and Forms are Required When Applying for a Medical Marijuana in LA?

  • Proof of residency in the state where you reside. louisiana medical cannabis - TeleLeaf

The following are acceptable documents:

  1. Copy of driver’s license
  2. State ID
  3. Vehicle registration
  4. Voter’s registration
  5. Correspondence from another state agency with current date or a current car insurance bill.

Make sure that your name, current address, and current date must appear on the document you submit as proof of identity.

  • Completed online patient intake form
  • A completed and signed minor form for patients under 18 years of age with a designated custodial partner or legal guardian as the primary caregiver or authorized purchaser.
  • A completed and signed patient authorization form for applying caregivers with the patient’s license number which the patient will receive once their application is approved.

I Have A Qualifying Medical Condition, Now How Do I Get Approved?

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Once your medical marijuana doctor has diagnosed that you have a qualifying medical condition for medical marijuana, you will be given a treatment plan. You will have to discuss your condition and your medical history with a doctor through a telemedicine evaluation.

Your doctor will find it helpful to have access to your medical records if needed. Hence, you can upload any relevant medical records to your appointment or have them handy during the evaluation.

Get a Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card at TeleLeaf

The TeleLeaf medical marijuana service establishes a connection between you, the patient, and a licensed doctor. We have the best doctors who are willing, able, licensed, and trained to recommend medical marijuana.

Our telemedicine site has provided a more convenient way for you to apply for a Louisiana medical marijuana card without having to leave your home.

If you want to move forward with your application for a medical marijuana card in Louisiana, simply fill out the registration form on our website.

Our team and doctors always ensure you live happier, healthier, and productive lives with medical cannabis.

Contact us now to get your own Louisiana medical cannabis card online today!


While recreational marijuana remains illegal, medical marijuana is legal in Louisiana.

Qualified patients are permitted to purchase medical cannabis products at state-licensed pharmacies. With the passing of SB 271 in 2016, Louisiana became the first state to create a comprehensive medical marijuana program in the Deep South.


SB 271 states that physicians can only recommend and not “prescribe” medical marijuana to their patients. The bill also mandated that medical cannabis must be provided and distributed to patients in processed, non-smokable forms.

In 2020, the state passed three new laws relevant to its medical marijuana program. Among those new laws, HB 819 enables licensed physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients with any debilitating condition they believe medical cannabis can treat.

You may use your medical marijuana recommendation when purchasing medical cannabis products from licensed pharmacies in Louisiana.

Below is a list of establishments that are regulated by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy: 

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy also recognized the nine regions of the state established by the Department of Health, allocating one marijuana pharmacy permit to each region.

The nine regions and their associated parishes are identified here:

  • Acadian (Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion)
  • Capitol (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana)
  • Central (Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn)
  • Metropolitan (Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard)
  • Northeast (Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and West Carroll)
  • Northwest (Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster)
  • Southeast (Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington)
  • Southwest (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis)
  • Teche (Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, and Terrebonne)

After issuing a recommendation, the doctor generally sends the applicable form of medical cannabis to a licensed pharmacy. The patient will receive a notification once their medical cannabis order is ready to be picked up.

Under the law, patients may possess up to a one-month supply of medical marijuana. The law also limits raw marijuana to 2.5 ounces every two weeks per patient.

The regulatory board responsible for monitoring the dosages and amounts purchased is the Louisiana Medical Marijuana Tracking System.

The new patient’s medical marijuana recommendation cost is $199.

The renewal fee is $149.

The first step to getting a medical marijuana card in Louisiana is scheduling an appointment with a qualified medical cannabis doctor. Sign up today.

It’s a quick, five-minute phone call for the initial consultation.

Qualified Louisiana patients can purchase flower, vapes, RSO oil, edibles and topical ointments.

Yes. Any debilitating condition qualifies you in Louisiana.

Like any other medication, it is best to not drive while under its effects.

No. Medical cannabis use should be done in private.

We will give you a full refund with no questions asked.