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Getting Your Own Medical Marijuana Card in Shreveport, LA

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Through personal experiences and witness to its efficacy, our team of licensed Louisiana doctors shares their conviction in cannabis as a means for healthier lives.

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1. Fill out Intake Form Online
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Can You Get a Marijuana Card in Shreveport?

doctor giving card to patient - TeleLeafA medical marijuana card in Shreveport is not required in the state of Louisiana.

Rather, a person has to obtain a recommendation from a state-licensed physician.

The doctor then forwards the certificate directly to a pharmacy of choice where that individual is now allowed to buy medical cannabis.

There were many requirements and restrictions not too long ago on physicians in Louisiana who were allowed to sign certificates.

Although these restrictions have already been lifted, we still highly recommend that you only consult with doctors who are experienced with handing out

Shreveport medical marijuana recommendations.

 

What Does It Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card?

In May 2020, HB819 was signed into law in Louisiana allowing healthcare facilities to recommend medical cannabis for any condition so long as the patient is qualified.

To qualify, patients must be legal residents of the state.

People of any age can apply for a recommendation, but those under 18 years old need to have a caregiver.

Underage patients must also obtain a recommendation from a pediatric subspecialist before they can apply.

A registered caregiver has to be aged 21 or more. They can then apply on behalf of a minor who has been diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder.

Parents or legal guardians are the only individuals allowed to be registered caregivers for minors.

Before HB819, Louisiana only authorized medical marijuana treatment for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Muscle spasms
  • Communication difficulties
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Physically aggressive behaviors
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-injuring behaviors
  • Seizure disorders
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Wasting syndrome

Certain conditions that are associated with autism also qualify for medical cannabis treatment, including:

  • Self-stimulatory behavior that puts the physical health of the individual at risk
  • Inability or avoidance to communicate
  • Self-injuring behavior
  • Destructive or physically aggressive behaviors

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient

Here are the things to do to become a medical marijuana patient in Shreveport:

  • Before going to a licensed physician for an evaluation, be sure to bring a state ID. Since a medical marijuana card in Shreveport is not needed, doctors in the city can only give recommendations to residents.
  • Patients need to transfer all relevant medical records to their recommending physician. Documents that support the diagnosis of a condition can help doctors determine one’s qualification.
  • When seeking a recommendation for a child with autism, the legal guardian must consult a pediatric subspecialist first.
  • Only doctors who have been authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners can give a Shreveport medical marijuana prescription. The recommendation serves as proof that a patient is qualified.
  • Patients still need to consult an authorized physician even when purchasing Shreveport medical marijuana online.
  • Since medical marijuana is a federally illegal drug, it is not covered by health insurance plans. Patients should be prepared to pay the full expense to obtain their medication.

Where to Purchase Medical Marijuana in Shreveport

Doctor with medical cardAfter a patient has been approved by an authorized physician, details of their recommendation will be transmitted to the licensed pharmacy.

Each city in Louisiana is allowed to have only one authorized pharmacy to dispense medical cannabis.

Hope Pharmacy located on Kings Highway is the registered facility for obtaining medical marijuana in the city.

Patients are allowed to purchase as much as a month’s supply of medical cannabis products from these pharmacies.

Meanwhile, the recommended dosage and amounts purchased are all recorded and monitored by the Louisiana Medical Marijuana Tracking System.

These pharmacies in Louisiana can only obtain their cannabis products from one of two growing facilities allowed by the federal government.

The Louisiana State University and Southern University, both located in Baton Rouge, are the only licensed growers and cultivators in the area.

 

Medical Marijuana Laws in Louisiana

Medical marijuana was legalized by Louisiana in 2015 after the passing of Act 261, also called the Alison Neustrom Act.

Despite legalizing medical cannabis, the use of constrictive wording resulted in the act having limited usefulness.

This is especially true for the word “prescribe,” which was used in the act.

Physicians are not allowed to write prescriptions for cannabis since it is a schedule I substance. However, doctors can recommend its use to qualified patients.

Two companion bills were passed in 2016 that fixed the language in the first act.

Act 96 and Act 343 also provided legal protection for approved patients and extended conditions that qualify.

By 2020, Act 286 further expanded access to medical cannabis.

It now allows physicians to recommend medical marijuana for any debilitating condition, given that the doctor is authorized to treat such illness.

The year 2020 also saw the passing of HB211, which protected banks from state penalties if they decided to serve medical marijuana businesses.

Meanwhile, Act 147 was introduced to provide protection for doctors and medical facilities involved with medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana patients in Louisiana can obtain a 30-day supply of cannabis in a non-smokable format with a dose limit of 10mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

The following are the only accepted forms of delivery for medical marijuana:

  • Oils
  • Extracts
  • Tinctures
  • Sprays
  • Capsules
  • Pills
  • Solutions
  • Suspension
  • Gelatin-based chewable
  • Lotions
  • Transdermal patches
  • Suppositories

Approved patients can purchase cannabis from state-controlled medical marijuana pharmacies.

 


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