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Are You A Marijuana Novice? Here’s What You Need To Know!

The marijuana industry in the U.S. is changing faster than ever! There are more states popping up with medical marijuana programs and there are even states with fully operational recreational programs like Oregon and California.

With all of these medical and recreational programs all over the country, there are now more people than ever all along the spectrum when it comes to marijuana use. There are some that have been consuming marijuana for years, there are others that have never tried it before and there are many more in between!

Wherever you fall on the spectrum, there are some basics that everyone should know when it comes to marijuana consumption! At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we are not only the best medical marijuana card provider in the state but we also are the number one source of information for you. We want to hold your hand from being a beginner marijuana user to an expert on all things cannabis.

In this article we will be going over the benefits of marijuana, what products you can get and how to get marijuana in Louisiana!

The Benefits of Using Marijuana

We are going to start by talking about the benefits that come with using marijuana!

I am sure you have heard of the cannabinoid THC. THC is the most well known cannabinoid in marijuana and makes its claim to fame by being the one that gives you psychoactive effects (aka makes you high). But there is so much more to THC than its psychoactive effects!

THC helps a variety of medical conditions including insomnia. There are always days when you can’t sleep, but there are some that deal with insomnia chronically. If you can’t sleep, you can’t heal. Not to worry; THC can help! There are studies that have shown THC to help restore sleep regulation.

I am sure you have heard of the munchies! This is because THC is known for helping boost your appetite. This is very important for those that have medical conditions that make it hard to eat such as cancer, HIV/AIDS or cachexia.

You can think of CBD as the sister cannabinoid of THC! CBD is become super popular in the last few years for a number of reasons!

To start, CBD is super helpful for many conditions just like THC. It is known to aid cancer patients going through chemotherapy, reduce seizures of epilepsy patients and has even been shown to reduce inflammation.

Another reason why CBD is so well loved is because there are no psychoactive effects that come along with using it. This is great for those that want to get the benefits of using marijuana without the actual high feeling!

What Kind of Products Can I Get in Louisiana?

When you are new to using marijuana, it can be hard to know which products are available in Louisiana in the first place. There are many different cannabis products that you can buy in the state; each will give you different duration and intensity of effects.


Tinctures are a very popular way of consuming marijuana in Louisiana. This is because as of now marijuana oil is the only form of marijuana that you can get in the state. Tinctures are cannabis-infused alcohol that can be ingested orally either under the tongue or combined into your favorite food or beverage. This method is great for those that want to feel the effects fast!


Topicals are a humble winner when it comes to marijuana products. Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions or creams that can be directly applied to the region of pain. This method is great for those that experience chronic pain! Topicals are also well loved since they have no intoxicating effects.


Edibles are super well known and even more well loved! This is because they are functional and fun. You can buy edibles in many different forms such as gummies, candies or cookies. But as a beginner, do be aware that edibles take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours to kick in. Just remember to always start low and slow when using edibles and you’ll be good to go!

Marijuana Flower:

I stated before that as of now only products with marijuana oil are legal in the state but raw marijuana flower is on its way to the state and will be available in dispensaries by 2022! This will be smokable marijuana flower that can be rolled into joints.

Thinking of Using Marijuana?

In order to join the marijuana community in Louisiana, you first need to have your medical marijuana card. This is where Louisiana Marijuana Card can help!

You can get your card in three easy steps:

  1. Schedule a telemedicine appointment by calling us at (833) 253-2943.

  2. Meet virtually with one of our certified physicians through telemedicine to discuss your medical history.

  3. With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your recommendation from the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.

It really is as simple as that!

You deserve relief. Don’t wait another day!


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out Louisiana Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in Louisiana!


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