Updated on November 26, 2021. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya.
Are you struggling with chronic pain, cancer, or any other debilitating medical condition? Well, it’s time to get your life back! Getting a medical marijuana recommendation in Louisiana might be a life-changing experience. In truth, marijuana may do more for you in 6 months of treatment compared to what your regular treatment has done in 20 years. Register with quickmedcards today and book an appointment with a knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate marijuana doctor in Louisiana. Furthermore, receive a valid marijuana recommendation and guidance that is bound to improve the quality of your life.
Unlike most medical marijuana states, Louisiana’s Department of Health does not issue Louisiana medical marijuana cards to patients. Despite this actually being an advantage to patients since they don’t have to undergo the sometimes lengthy state application process. It can be a bit overwhelming. And, the absence of a state website clearly outlining the process of how to get certified for medical cannabis doesn’t help. However, quickmedcards is here to get you started on being a lawful medical marijuana patient in LA.
So, all you need to get access to Louisiana marijuana is a recommendation from a licensed marijuana doctor in the state. And that is something we specialize in.
How do I get a Medical Marijuana Recommendation in Louisiana?
1. Sign up with QuickMedCards.
2. Book an Online Marijuana Evaluation with a Louisiana Cannabis Doctor.
Once you create your account, you will be directed to a page where you can upload your identifying documents. For instance, your Louisiana ID or Louisiana Driver’s License. Thereafter, upload your medical records (this step is optional but recommended). Now, the easy part. Book an appointment with a Louisiana medical marijuana doctor. At this point, you will see when your doctor is available. Pick out a time that’s most fitting for you. Finally, proceed to the payment page where you will pay for your appointment with your cannabis doctor. You could use your debit or credit card. And, don’t worry, you will receive a 100% refund should the doctor fail to certify you for medical marijuana.
3. Attend your Online Marijuana Evaluation.
At quickmedcards, your marijuana appointment is done through telemedicine. Therefore, you have the benefit of attending your appointment on your mobile device, tablet, or desktop. So, will you video call with your doctor? Yes. We have our telemedicine appointments through Doxy. This is a simple, free and secure telehealth service. Hence, the best way to video call with your doctor.
You will receive a secure link through email and text 10 minutes before your appointment. Most importantly, your mobile device, tablet, or laptop must have a camera and be connected to a stable internet connection.
Also, check that your device is ready by doing a test call through https://doxy.me/precall-test.
During your appointment, you and your doctor will discuss why medical marijuana may be beneficial for your treatment and the options available to you. The appointment usually takes 10-15 minutes.
4. Receive your Louisiana Medical Marijuana Recommendation
After your appointment, you will get an email detailing whether your doctor certified you or not. If approved, you will receive your signed recommendation in the email. It usually takes a few minutes after your appointment to receive your recommendation. Additionally, you can find your cannabis recommendation in your quickmedcards account. This is in the ‘My MJ Recommendation’ section. You will use it when buying cannabis from Louisiana dispensaries. Also, your doctor will add you to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy’s therapeutic marijuana registry as a qualified patient.
Qualifying Medical Conditions for Medical Marijuana In Louisiana.
Over the years there have been amendments to the Louisiana Medical Marijuana Act for Therapeutic use. To clarify, a licensed physician may recommend medical marijuana for any condition they believe can be treated with cannabis. Even so, these are the medical conditions that were previously listed for treatment with medicinal marijuana:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Positive status for HIV/AIDS
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Seizure disorders
- Intractable pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Crohn’s disease
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Huntington’s disease
- Lewy body dementia
- Motor neuron disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Traumatic brain injury
- A concussion diagnosed by a physician
- Chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia.
- Chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease
- Any condition for which the patient is receiving hospice or palliative care
Program requirements & patient eligibility
- First, you must be a resident of Louisiana.
- Secondly, you must be at least 18 years old.
- Finally, you need a recommendation from a marijuana doctor with a therapeutic marijuana license in Louisiana.
What documents do I need to submit?
- Louisiana ID or valid Louisiana Driver’s License
- Your medical records. (Optional but it’s recommended)
How to renew your Louisiana medical marijuana card
Your Louisiana medical marijuana recommendation with quickmedcards is valid for 1 year. Therefore, you need to renew your recommendation annually to keep enjoying the benefits of the state’s medical marijuana program.
So, sign up or log into your quickmedcards account.
Then, schedule an appointment with a qualified Louisiana marijuana doctor.
Next, pay for your consultation.
Afterward, attend your online marijuana evaluation through video call.
Finally, get recommended for medical marijuana in Louisiana after your doctor approves.
Places to visit in Louisiana after taking your marijuana medication.
After taking your medicine, it is good to get out there and enjoy yourself. The Bayou State has a lot to offer and with your newfound relief, it’s important to enjoy the good things in life.
Pay a visit to the Tabasco Factory in Avery Island, LA.
How about turning up the heat? Avery Island is famous for being the cradle of Tabasco Sauce. Enjoy a fascinating self-guided tour at the Tabasco Factory. Further, learn the interesting history of Tabasco sauce. Also, you get to witness the entire process that goes into making the sauce. For instance, planting the Tabasco seeds, processing, and finally packaging. On top of that, make sure you visit the gift shop to taste-test the different sauces. Challenge yourself with the Scorpion sauce if you dare.
Go to the Chauvin Sculpture Garden & Art in Chauvin, LA
People find the Chauvin Sculpture Garden & Art; odd, bizarre, creepy, beautiful, weird, macabre, and wonderous. Certainly, the art and sculptures are left to the viewer’s interpretation. The withdrawn artist, Kenny Hill has been developing the garden for many years. A visit to the Chauvin Sculpture Garden & Art will definitely get you thinking. Above all, admission is free!
Marvel at the Horace Wilkinson Bridge in Baton Rouge, LA
Perhaps the most unconventional addition to the list. To clarify, it is illegal to drive after taking marijuana so keep that in mind. The Horace Wilkinson Bridge is an architectural spectacle. Towering over the Mississipi river, the bridge offers dreamlike views of the beautiful Baton Rouge skyline. Also, the bridge serves as an amazing backdrop for pictures. So make sure you carry a camera.