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.
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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.
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:
Approved patients can purchase cannabis from state-controlled medical marijuana pharmacies.
Yes, patients can get a medical marijuana recommendation in Shreveport from a physician if they qualify.
After 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.
There is no medical marijuana card provided in Louisiana.
However, you can get a physician’s recommendation and add your name to the patient registry.
This will allow you to purchase medical cannabis products in Shreveport.
$179 Renewal fee. Sign up fee costs $199 for the first year.