Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card

Medical marijuana can help you manage the root cause and symptoms of countless conditions—and it’s legal here in Louisiana.

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How Get Medical Marijuana Card in Louisiana

Medical marijuana has been legal in Louisiana for years, but accessing it hasn’t always been easy. However, in 2016, legislators created a comprehensive medical cannabis program, and new bills in 2018 and 2020 expanded it significantly. Today, Louisiana residents experiencing a wide range of chronic and debilitating conditions can find comfort in medicinal cannabis.

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Qualifying Conditions in Louisiana

The State of Louisiana includes more than 60 diseases and conditions on its list of eligibility requirements, and more qualifying conditions continue to be added.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Louisiana?

Yes. While recreational marijuana is still illegal, medical marijuana is legal in Louisiana.

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

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.

However, in 2020, the state passed three new laws relevant to medical marijuana. Among those new laws is HB 819—a bill that enables licensed physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients with any debilitating condition they believe medical cannabis can treat.

Where Can I Purchase Medical Marijuana in Louisiana?

You may only use your medical marijuana recommendation to purchase 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:

  • 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)
How Much Medical Marijuana Is Legal in Louisiana?

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.

How much does a new patient’s medical marijuana recommendation cost?

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

How much does it cost to renew my medical marijuana recommendation?

Renewing your medical marijuana recommendation costs $149.

What is the first step to getting a medical marijuana card in Louisiana?

The first step to getting a medical marijuana card is scheduling an appointment with a licensed doctor. Start the process today.

How long does the consultation usually take?

Our initial consultations involve a quick, five-minute phone call—that’s it!

When I am certified, what type of medicine can I buy from Louisiana dispensaries?
Qualified Louisiana patients can purchase a wide variety of products, including cannabis flower, vapes, RSO oil, edibles and topical ointments.
Does chronic pain qualify me for medical cannabis in Louisiana?

Yes. In Louisiana, any condition considered “debilitating” can qualify you for a medical marijuana recommendation.

Can I drive while using medical marijuana?

As with all medications, driving under the effects of medical marijuana is not recommended.

Can I use medical marijuana in public?

No. At this time, medical cannabis should only be used in private.

What if I’m not approved?

If you don’t qualify, we’ll refund your consultation fee—no questions asked.

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