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How Easy It Is To Get A Medical Marijuana Card in Louisiana?

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Step 1

Meet with your approved physician; online or in-person

Step 2

Get evaluated and register with Louisiana’s Board of Pharmacy’s Medical Cannabis Registry 

Step 3

Wait for approval and pay the fees.

Step 4

Receive your card and start shopping!

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What are the 4 steps needed to obtain your marijuana card in Louisiana?

Step 1 – Schedule an appointment with a Louisiana Medical Marijuana Doctor.

Step 2 – Conduct your Louisiana Medical Marijuana card appointment

Once you’ve chosen a doctor, it’s time to get assessed. Again, Louisiana removed their list of qualifying medical conditions, so it is up to your doctor to determine whether medicinal cannabis may assist or relieve your symptoms. Your doctor will then add your name to the Medical Cannabis Registry.

The doctor will then refer you to one of the state’s nine cannabis pharmacies (you may visit any of them).

Step 3- Register and submit your Louisiana Medical Marijuana Patient Certification
Forms online.

As soon as your name is added to the registry, you’re ready to visit a licensed Louisiana Medical Marijuana pharmacy( Note: In Louisiana, dispensaries are called pharmacies).

Step 4 – Where's the nearest Louisiana dispensary Near Me?

Louisiana’s MMJ industry has mostly shut down. In all, nine pharmacies exist. They can only sell marijuana from Southern or LSU. Listed below are pharmacies:

  • Willow Pharmacy: Madisonville

  • Hope Pharmacy; Shreveport

  • H&W Drug Store: New Orleans

  • Medicis: Lake Charles

  • Green Leaf Dispensary: Houma

  • Capitol Wellness Solutions: Baton Rouge

  • Delta Medmar: West Monroe

  • The Apothecary Shoppe: Lafayette

  • The Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy: Alexandria

There is only one pharmacy in each designated region of a large state. Therefore, you may face a lengthy drive.

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Yes, Medical Marijuana Doctors in Louisiana are accessible in person and online. Allowing LA residents to apply for medicinal marijuana from home.

Look no further, schedule an appointment with one of our caring medical marijuana doctors, and get your medical marijuana card as soon as possible from the comfort of your own home.

Weed is NOT legal for recreational/ Adult -use in Louisiana. Although Louisiana does decriminalize possession of  14 grams or less of marijuana. Possession of 14 grams or less is a fine of no more than $100.

Only a licensed medical marijuana doctor can determine if you qualify for the program, so we cannot guarantee your approval. However, if you do not get approved by our doctor you will receive a FULL refund! Our knowledgeable and friendly support staff is ready to help get you fully prepared for your appointment so that you have the best chance of approval, just give us a call at 1(877)783-1805 if you would like to know more.

No. Physicians must hold a valid license to practice medicine in Louisiana and register with the state in order to certify patients for a medical marijuana card. All of our doctors here at My Marijuana Cards are registered with the state and demonstrate the knowledge and compassion necessary to give you the highest possible quality of care.

Yes. Veterans can obtain medical marijuana in the same way as any other patient at My Marijuana Cards. We are proud to help our veterans combat their medical conditions with medical marijuana!

A caregiver is a Louisiana resident at least 21 years of age who is designated to be able to purchase medical marijuana products from dispensaries on behalf of a qualified patient.

There is no required state registration for patients or caregivers in Louisiana. Once a patient has been entered into Prescription Monitoring Program with a recommendation for medical marijuana, they can begin accessing dispensaries and purchasing medical marijuana products.

As a Louisiana medical patient, you may legally purchase and possess up to the amount recommended by your certifying doctor. The amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Louisiana dispensaries will carry a wide range of medical marijuana products, including the recent addition of raw cannabis flower. Other forms include oils, extracts, tinctures, sprays, capsules, pills, solutions, suspension, gelatin-based chewables, lotions, transdermal patches, and suppositories.

No, as a medical patient you are protected by HIPAA. My Marijuana Cards makes the privacy and security of our patients’ confidential information a top priority. No one will be able to find out your status as a medical marijuana patient unless you openly tell them or if you are administered a drug test for marijuana.

Yes. With Louisiana being an at-will state and there not currently being any legislation in place that protects medical marijuana patients in the workplace, medical cardholders can still be administered drug screenings and receive disciplinary action regarding the results of drug screenings. For this reason, we recommend making sure you are fully aware of your employer’s policy regarding drug screenings and medical marijuana before moving forward with the process.

Louisiana does not have any restrictions regarding patients on probation or parole, however, you must get permission from your probation or parole officer first before pursuing a medical marijuana card.

As a legal medical marijuana patient, you are protected. Patients do not have to disclose that they possess medical marijuana and do not have to consent to a search. However, if a search is conducted and medical marijuana is found, the patient should immediately present their patient ID card or direct law enforcement to the state database to show that they are a legal patient.

No. You must be certified in Louisiana by a registered medical marijuana doctor to legally access and purchase from dispensaries in the state.

No. There are not currently any states accepting Louisiana medical marijuana prescriptions.

Yes! You do not have to be seen by the same doctor each year. If you were certified by another medical marijuana doctor last year and would like to switch to My Marijuana Cards, we will be happy to take care of you!

The following are required when submitting your application:

  • The signed physician certification
  • A photocopy of your Louisiana driver’s license or state ID; your name and address on your application form must match your license or ID.

Yes, minors may become cannabis patients in Missouri, provided they have the written consent of their parent/guardian. Minors may not obtain a cultivation ID card.

In all, the DHSS allows patients and caregivers to buy and possess up to 4 ounces of flower and 8 grams of extracts, or approximately a 60-day supply.

  • Capsules
  • Extracts
  • Gummies
  • Metered-dose inhalers
  • Oils
  • Pills 
  • Sprays
  • Suppositories
  • Tinctures
  • Topical oils or lotions
  • Transdermal patches

A Louisiana medical marijuana card is good for 1 year.

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Intractable Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Non-Epileptic Seizures
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spasticity
  • Severe Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury

 

In Louisiana, growing cannabis at home is prohibited.

The expense of MMJ in Louisiana is a major issue. A physician’s advice often costs $200+. For certain patients, a bottle of tincture may cost over $100! Some businesses now assist patients register for $199.

Also, there is little information regarding renewal. Patients are expected to renew annually. However, there is no defined MMJ ‘authority.’ The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy eliminated a 90-day re-certifying requirement in September 2018. It also eliminated a limit of 100 patients per doctor.

No, medicinal marijuana and associated costs are not usually covered by insurance providers.

Louisiana permits the selling of medicinal marijuana, but only certain strains are permitted. Buying marijuana flowers and using it with pipes, bongs, or joints is prohibited. Patients may only buy marijuana in tablet or “inhaler” form, with a measured dose. As a result of thorough testing and processing, medicinal marijuana becomes very costly, rendering it inaccessible to low-income patients.

Buying Marijuana at Retail Location

As stated before, the state restricts the marijuana varieties sold inside its borders. No smokable marijuana is permitted, just tablets, edibles, or inhalers that act as vaporizers but restrict the dose each puff. Louisiana has similarly restricted the number of dispensaries to 9. At least 21 years old, with a valid medical marijuana card and state-issued ID.

Marijuana Delivery Service

During the coronavirus epidemic, Louisiana loosened certain regulations to slow illness transmission. Including delivery. Licensed dispensary workers may lawfully bring marijuana to your door during a crisis. It’s unknown how or if this regulation will alter after the epidemic, but for now, delivery remains allowed.

Louisiana Dispensary Hours

Louisiana’s medical marijuana dispensaries shut sooner than most other states. In reality, shops often shut around 4:00 pm or 8:00 pm. There is no legislation limiting shop hours, so check before you go!

Purchase Restrictions

Holding recreational marijuana of any sort is unlawful and not yet decriminalized in Louisiana. So, to buy marijuana, you need a valid state MMJ card.

With a doctor’s recommendation, medicinal marijuana patients may buy a 30-day supply. Thus, each patient will have a monthly legal purchase limit. A patient who is found buying or having more than the legal limit faces 6 months in prison and a $500 fine.

If a patient cannot make an in-person visit, a physician may perform a telemedicine exam to establish eligibility for medicinal marijuana. Note that the certification needs a handwritten signature. Telemedicine doctors must follow Louisiana telemedicine laws.

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Meeting with a Board-certified physician is the first step to enrolling on Louisiana’s Medical Cannabis Registry. These are doctors that have met with the state of Louisiana and been authorized to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

It must be a genuine or well-established connection with this doctor: it cannot be your first visit. Rather, there must be a prior legal doctor-patient connection.

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