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  • How to Qualify for a Louisiana Marijuana Card
    Since day one of the Louisiana medical marijuana program, the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy has been revising its list of conditions qualifying for a medical marijuana recommendation. The original list was short, and it included mostly severe or debilitating conditions only. The good news for patients in 2022 is that Louisiana certified physicians can now recommend medical marijuana for any condition they believe will improve with the use of cannabis! It's easier than ever to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Louisiana, and we are here to help! If you are living with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or any other condition that marijuana could help, then you likely qualify for a doctor's medical marijuana recommendation! Once you have one, you can buy medical marijuana products like flower, tinctures, gelatin-based chews (edibles), RSO and more, at your chosen Louisiana dispensary!
  • Why Do I Need a Louisiana Medical Marijuana Recommendation?
    A Louisiana medical marijuana recommendation shows that you have been approved for cannabis treatment by a licensed Louisiana physician. With this card, you can: 1. Buy legal marijuana from dispensaries in the state of Louisiana 2. Legally possess marijuana and marijuana products in the state of Louisiana 3. Consume marijuana and marijuana products in the state of Louisiana without fear of legal trouble ​ A Louisiana marijuana recommendation is your document serving as a patient ID for the medical marijuana program in Louisiana!
  • How Do I Get Medical Marijuana in Louisiana?
    To get your Louisiana Marijuana card, you need to have a Louisiana medical marijuana doctor confirm that you have symptoms that would improve with the use of medical marijuana. Our patient support team at Louisiana Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with a certified medical marijuana doctor online, and filing all your necessary paperwork! ​ Once you are certified for medical marijuana by a Louisiana medical marijuana doctor, you'll need to choose the pharmacy where you intend to buy your cannabis products. We send your recommendation to a pharmacy of your choice, and that's it!
  • Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting a Louisiana Marijuana Doctor Online?
    We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as a medical marijuana doctor is the only person who can determine whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive a medical marijuana certification from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments. We offer resources for how to get your medical records for your evaluation appointment if you are unsure of where to begin. We will provide a second opinion if you are not approved at your initial visit. If a physician cannot recommend a patient for medical marijuana because the patient did not qualify under the guidelines of the Louisiana's Board of Pharmacy, no refund will be issued.
  • What Conditions Make a Patient Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Louisiana?
    Louisiana physicians can recommend medical marijuana for any patient with conditions or symptoms that may improve with the use of cannabis. Below, you'll find a list of the most common conditions treated with medical marijuana: • Autism • Cachexia or wasting syndrome • Cancer • Crohn's Disease • Glaucoma • HIV/AIDS • Intractable Pain • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) • Muscular Dystrophy • Parkinson's Disease • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Seizure disorders (including but not limited to epilepsy) • Spasticity
  • How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Recommendation Cost in Louisiana?
    Some doctors charge an exorbitant amount of money just for an initial medical marijuana examination. At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we feel strongly that if you qualify for medical marijuana, you shouldn't have trouble accessing it due to cost. We offer the most affordable medical marijuana recommendation online in Louisiana, and we guarantee it with our price-match promise. Find a cheaper marijuana recommendation somewhere else, and we'll match the price! We are one of the largest and most trusted medical marijuana physician referral providers in Louisiana. The value of our service goes well beyond just getting your card, because our dedicated patient support team is here to help you through the entire process and answer all your questions. Our physicians have undergone specialized training to treat symptoms and conditions with cannabis, and we offer unlimited free follow-up visits for the entire time your card is valid with us! We are here to help you get the natural relief you deserve to have!
  • Where Can Patients Purchase Medical Marijuana in Louisiana?
    Louisiana currently has nine licensed dispensaries located throughout the state. If there is not a dispensary close to you, your nearest MMJ dispensary may deliver. In most cases, you can call in an order, visit the Louisiana dispensary online menu, or simply walk in to talk to a pharmacist who can help you make your selection!
  • Do I Have to Buy My Marijuana From One of the Louisiana Dispensaries?
    Yes. To be protected under the Louisiana Medical Marijuana Act, your marijuana must be labeled from one of the Louisiana dispensaries.
  • What Are the Benefits of Buying Marijuana at a Louisiana Cannabis Dispensary?
    Louisiana doctor and shop at licensed dispensaries, you'll have access to a wide variety of medical marijuana products grown in world-class facilities overseen by Louisiana State and Southern Universities. With certified medical marijuana products purchased at dispensaries, you get the security of knowing what you're buying every single time, and the flexibility to choose cannabis products tailored to treat specific symptoms. When you buy marijuana on the black market, you often have no idea what you're getting. Products may be treated with unsafe irritants or chemicals, and there is no guarantee you are getting the strain you think you're getting. Though it may seem like Louisiana dispensary prices are higher than what you spend on the street, you're getting high-quality products that you won't find anywhere else! Flower Tinctures Topical Creams and Patches RSO Distillates Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) More! Check out our Louisiana dispensary page to learn more about the kinds of medical marijuana products you'll be able to buy when you get your Louisiana marijuana card!
  • Can I Grow My Own Medical Marijuana in Louisiana?
    No. Medical cannabis must be purchased in a licensed Louisiana dispensary.
  • Will My Insurance or Medicaid Pay for My Medical Marijuana?
    There are currently some cases moving through courts in other states that may force insurance providers in those states to cover medical marijuana, and these rulings will likely have an effect on coverage in Louisiana as well. However, we are not aware of any insurance providers that cover the costs of medical marijuana at present. We do encourage you to contact your insurance provider or Medicaid official for a clear answer to this question.
  • How Much Does Medical Marijuana Cost at Louisiana Dispensaries?
    The cost of medical marijuana in Louisiana is set by each dispensary, and prices are based on a number of factors. These factors include supply and demand, cost of compliance with Louisiana medical marijuana cultivation and processing regulations, and the type of product being sold. Cannabis products that must be processed more heavily are more expensive, which is why the fact that flower is available in Louisiana dispensaries is so exciting! Medical marijuana flower is one of the most accessible cannabis products, because it is familiar to most LA patients. You can smoke or vape MMJ flower sold in Louisiana dispensaries, and the minimal processing makes your cannabis purchases more affordable. The price of MMJ is coming down, and we are looking forward to medical marijuana in Louisiana becoming more and more affordable as more patients sign up to participate in the program!
  • Does Louisiana Have Reciprocity With Other States?
    At this time, the state of Louisiana does not allow reciprocity.​ This means that patients from out of state cannot purchase products at LA dispensaries. However, medical marijuana patients from Louisiana may visit other states and purchase cannabis products at dispensaries if the state allows reciprocity. Currently, the only neighboring state that allows reciprocity is Arkansas, but the state has a robust MMJ program and it may be worth the trip! Patients will need to register and pay a small fee ahead of time, and then they will be able to shop at Arkansas dispensaries.
  • Can My Employer Still Drug Test Me for Marijuana if I am a Registered Patient?
    Unfortunately, medical marijuana patients in Louisiana are not currently protected from being tested for THC by their employer. Employers may still screen for drugs upon hiring, when there is an accident, upon returning to work after a prolonged absence, and when there is reason to believe you are impaired on the job. Some employers may consider making accommodations for patients participating in the program, but they are not required to. There are currently a few states and municipalities that have enacted protections for employees who are medical marijuana patients with a valid card. Louisiana could be next!
  • Can I Get My Louisiana Medical Marijuana Recommendation Online?
    Louisiana marijuana card offers affordable online appointments with licensed medical marijuana doctors! You never have to leave the comfort and privacy of your home in order to get your card online using your smartphone, tablet or computer!
  • Is My Personal Information Kept Confidential?
    The privacy of our patients is a top priority of ours, so we go through great lengths to ensure all patient information is protected and kept confidential in our HIPAA compliant file storage system. We also promise to never share any of your contact information with any 3rd parties.
  • What Should I Do if I Have More Questions About Medical Marijuana in Louisiana?
    If you have any further questions, give our patient support team a call at (833) 253-2943. Or if you're ready to start getting the natural relief you deserve today, simply schedule an appointment with a Louisiana medical marijuana doctor online now!

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