Updated on October 7, 2021. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya.
Who qualifies for medical marijuana in Louisiana? Well, the Louisiana Therapeutic Marijuana Guidance doesn’t provide a rigid set of qualifying conditions like most states do. Therefore, any patient may qualify for a medical marijuana card.
As long as a certified cannabis doctor considers their medical condition debilitating and requiring alternative treatment, they may receive a recommendation.
Usually, the doctor will consider medical marijuana treatment if the patient has already tried conventional medical treatment without success.
Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Louisiana
Below is a list of conditions that patients often seek marijuana treatment for:
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Crohn’s disease (IBD)
- Intractable pain
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seizure disorders
- Severe muscle spasms
- Conditions associated with autism spectrum disorder. For example:
Behavior that jeopardizes the health of the patient with autism
Self-injuring behavior or aggressive and destructive behavior.
Louisiana Medical Marijuana Program
Louisiana’s medical marijuana program also stands out among other states since patients don’t need to register with the state to get a medical marijuana card. A recommendation from a cannabis doctor is all that is required to access medicinal marijuana in LA.
Therefore, by booking an online marijuana evaluation with QuickMedCards, Louisiana patients can get certified for medical marijuana quickly and easily. Learn more about how to get a medical marijuana card in Louisiana.
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Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in Louisiana?
To qualify for medical marijuana in Louisiana, a patient must:
- Be 18 years or older. In the case of a minor patient (under 18 years), the physician must consult with a pediatric sub-specialist.
- Have an official written marijuana recommendation from a cannabis doctor with a therapeutic license in Louisiana.
- Be a Louisiana resident with proof of residency.
What documents do I need to submit?
When signing up with QuickMedCards, patients should upload:
- Their photo ID. For instance, Louisiana ID or Louisiana driver’s license.
- Copies of their medical records.
If you don’t have your medical records on hand or don’t know how to access your records, you can find out how to request and obtain your medical records here.
Where to get medical marijuana in Louisiana?
With your Louisiana medical marijuana card (from QuickMedCards if approved), you can get your medicine from any of the nine dispensaries in the state.
Additionally, to buy medical marijuana, you must carry your photo ID and Louisiana medical marijuana card/certification to the marijuana dispensary.
Most importantly, patients can’t fill their medical cannabis like ordinary prescriptions at a local pharmacy; only marijuana dispensaries do so.