Frequently Asked Questions
How To Qualify for A Louisiana Marijuana Card
The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy has approved a number of qualifying conditions that will allow patients to access medical marijuana in Louisiana. The qualifying conditions identified include a variety of medical conditions.
Why do I need a Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card?
A Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card shows that you have been approved for medical marijuana treatment by a licensed Louisiana physician. With this card, you can:
1. Buy marijuana from dispensaries in the state of Louisiana
2. Possess marijuana and marijuana products in the state of Louisiana
3. Consume marijuana and marijuana products in the state of Louisiana
A Louisiana Marijuana Card is a personal identification card that shows the patient is a legal Louisiana registered medical marijuana patient.
How do I get a Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card?
To obtain your Louisiana Marijuana card, you need to have a Louisiana medical marijuana doctor confirm that you suffer from a debilitating medical conditions and recommend medical marijuana to you. Our staff at Louisiana Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with a certified doctor and filing all your necessary paperwork!
You must have medical records indicating that one of the following conditions is permitted for medical marijuana. Then you will receive a recommendation from our Louisiana Marijuana Card doctor to identify you have been approved for medical marijuana treatment.
Am I guaranteed to get approved for Medical Marijuana after visiting a Louisiana Marijuana Doctor office?
We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as the doctor is the only person that makes the determination whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments. However, you do not have to worry as the entire cost of an appointment will be a nominal flat fee if you, for whatever reason, are not approved by the doctor.
What conditions make a patient eligible for Medical Marijuana in the State of Louisiana?
A “qualifying patient” must have a debilitating medical condition.
Here is a list of the most common conditions:
• Cachexia or wasting syndrome
• Crohn's Disease
• Intractable Pain
• Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Parkinson's Disease
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Seizure disorders (including but not limited to epilepsy)
How do I get a Louisiana Marijuana Card?
Our team specializes in helping patients across the state of Louisiana obtain their medical marijuana cards. Our doctors are here to help you through the process. Give us a call, or send us a message, if you’d like to find out more information about how you can get your medical marijuana card in Louisiana.
When can I apply for my identification card?
You will not need to apply for an identification card. Once you have been approved by a licensed doctor, the certification you receive will serve as your medical marijuana identification document.
What is the cost for a medical marijuana card in Louisiana?
Some doctors charge an exorbitant amount of money just for an initial examination. We feel strongly that if you qualify for medical marijuana, you shouldn't have trouble accessing it due to cost. After the first appointment, all required follow-ups are free for 12 months.
If my registry identification card is lost, stolen or damaged what do I do and is there a fee to replace the card?
There would be no fee or charge to replace your recommendation from a Louisiana marijuana card doctor.
Where can patients purchase medical marijuana?
Once you have obtained a recommendation from a certified doctor and received your Louisiana medical marijuana certification, you'll be able to purchase medical marijuana at any of the licensed dispensaries located throughout the state of Louisiana.
Do I have to buy my marijuana from one of the dispensaries?
Yes. To be protected under the Louisiana Medical Marijuana Act, your marijuana must be labeled from one of the Louisiana dispensaries.
Can I grow my own medical marijuana?
No. Medical cannabis must be purchased in a licensed Louisiana dispensary.
Where will the dispensaries be located in Louisiana?
There are 9 designated by the state, one in each region of Louisiana. For a detailed look at where to find your nearest dispensary, visit our dispensary location master list.
How much medical marijuana can be purchased from the dispensary?
The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy allows 30 day supply, also determined by amount physician prescribed.
Will my insurance or Medicaid pay for my marijuana?
We encourage you to contact your your insurance provider or Medicaid official for an answer; however, we are not aware of any insurance providers that cover the costs of medical marijuana at present.
How much will medical marijuana cost?
The cost of medical marijuana will be set by each dispensary. At this point, it isn’t clear what those prices will be exactly. With dispensaries located throughout the state of Louisiana, we hope that the competition will keep prices low and affordable.
Are patients allowed to grow their own medical marijuana?
No, growing your own medical marijuana is prohibited under Louisiana law. Medical marijuana must be purchased at a state-licensed dispensary.
Does Louisiana have reciprocity with other states?
At this time, the state of Louisiana does not allow reciprocity.
Can my employer still drug test me for marijuana if I am a registered patient?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes, they can. Louisiana does not provide protection to medical marijuana patients from employee drug testing. It will be left to the discretion of each employer whether they wish to recognize an employee's medical marijuana approval as an exemption to company drug testing policies. However, employers are prohibited from discriminating against an individual in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment based on an individual’s past or present status as a caregiver or a qualifying patient.
How do I get a marijuana card in Louisiana?
We specialize in helping patients obtain their medical marijuana card in Louisiana, and our doctors will be happy to help you obtain your card. However, the state isn't yet issuing medical marijuana cards, but they should be doing so in a few months. Send us an email, give us a call, or sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to be notified when medical marijuana cards are available in Louisiana.
What is the cost for a medical marijuana card in Louisiana?
The cost of obtaining a medical marijuana card in Louisiana is simply the cost of the doctor's evaluation and coverage for the year.
Where are the dispensaries located in Louisiana?
No dispensary licenses have been approved.
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.