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Louisiana Lawmakers Create Taskforce to Study Other State’s Medical Marijuana Programs

Almost exactly one year ago, it was reported that over 22,000 Louisiana residents were registered with the state as medical marijuana patients. A year later, we can only imagine how that number has grown.

At medical marijuana dispensaries in Louisiana, patients can enjoy topicals, edibles, tinctures, RSO, and MDI’s. Even better, Louisiana recently made marijuana flower available for medical card-holders in the state!

Although Louisiana has a great medical marijuana program, there are always ways for state programs to improve. In order to do this, they often look to neighboring states’ programs for ideas.

That’s exactly what Louisiana is doing now!

New Taskforce

On Tuesday, September 20th, the state of Louisiana announced their new taskforce, dedicated to researching other state’s medical marijuana programs. This could be a great thing for Louisiana medical marijuana patients.

Louisiana dispensaries offer a variety of products, but there are some products they do not offer that other states do. For example, marijuana vapes are not currently available for purchase in the state. This is something that the task-force could look into and eventually offer to patients.

The taskforce will also study ways other states are preventing employee discrimination for marijuana patients. This is extremely important for patients to educate themselves on in order to protect themselves as much as possible.

Louisiana officials also want to learn more about options as far as testing employees who are marijuana patients. The main focus of the taskforce will be all things work and marijuana related.

The creation of the taskforce signifies more progress for the state’s medical marijuana program and the patients who benefit from it. The fact that the state is taking steps to ensure protection for cannabis patients is a step in a positive direction, and hopefully many other states will follow in their footsteps!

The hope here is to protect the state’s medical marijuana card holders, so this is something to get excited about if you already have your card! If not, we can help you with that!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today!

Although state laws will be ever-changing, Louisiana’s medical marijuana program is currently active. You can start reaping the benefits of cannabis today if you have one of the state-determined qualifying conditions!

Cannabis is a great alternative medicine option that offers natural, safe, and legal relief for an array of symptoms. If you think marijuana could help some of your symptoms, what are you waiting for?

Schedule an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors to see if you qualify for your medical card. Not only will you discuss your condition and options, but you can do so through a virtual appointment in the safety of your own home!


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 the 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!


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