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The Benefits of Louisiana Adding Flower To The Dispensary Menu

Recently, Louisiana has been seeing flower brought into the medical marijuana conversation. In the first week of May, the Louisiana House of Representative passed a bill that would add flower to dispensary menus all over the state. This bill passed with a 73-26 vote and there are high hopes in the air that it will pass in the Senate with the same enthusiasm!

Here at Louisiana Marijuana Card, we provide those with medical conditions with access to medical marijuana cards. We also like to keep our community up to date on all things marijuana in Louisiana so you can follow along with the flower bill here!

With flower strongly in Louisiana’s future, we will be discussing today what the benefits are to having flower on the menu!

What is Flower?

Flower is a basic term for the hairy, crystally trichome covered part of the female marijuana plant. There are no stems, leaves or seeds included; just the flower part. It is smokable and is the most popular form of marijuana. It is also known as bud, herb, nugget or nug.

Flower is the classic version of cannabis that you would think of and is typically purchased in eighths, fourths, halves or grams.

Benefits of Flower on the Dispensary Menu in Louisiana

There are many benefits to Louisiana adding flower to their dispensary menus. The main three benefits are that it allows for a lower purchase price and it adds more variety and versatility to the mix!

Lower Price Point

Price is usually the main deterrent for those that don’t get their medical marijuana card and rightfully so.

Here at Louisiana Marijuana Card, we never want price to get in the way of your health so we price match. With us you know you’re getting the lowest price on the market as well as a bang for your buck!

But we can’t say the same for the dispensaries. They are businesses at the end of the day and do put the bottom line first. This is a concern for many people in Louisiana. Flower can actually help solve this problem! It is the cheapest way to get marijuana because it is the least processed.

Right now in Louisiana, only marijuana extracts are permitted. Extracting THC and CBD from marijuana plants can be an expensive process. By skipping this step altogether and just going for flower, you can get medical marijuana at a low price!


Another great thing about Louisiana legalizing marijuana flower is that flower offers tons of variety! There is already a lot of variety within the Louisiana medical marijuana program now but within the category of flower itself there are loads of options.

With flower, there are different strains that you can purchase which you can tailor to treat your medical condition. Louisiana is an all conditions state meaning that any and all medical conditions can qualify you for medical marijuana treatment as long as you have a recommendation from a certified doctor (which we can hook you up with).

Since there is so much variety among the medical conditions coming into the program, there should also be an equal amount of variety in the products used to treat these conditions as well!


Not only does flower give you a less expensive option with more variety, it also gives you versatility in how you can use it as well. We know that the flower bill is for the intent to inhale so there are many different ways that those with a Louisiana marijuana card can consume their medical cannabis.

When you purchase flower, you have many smoking methods available to you. One is through joints or blunts. This is the classic way of smoking marijuana because it is very easy to purchase a grinder and some wrappers which is all you need. You can buy this at your dispensary usually. You can also get them online or even just at your local convenience store!

You can also smoke flower via pipes or bongs. Many avoid pipes and bongs and stick to joints since they seem indulgent and elaborate but for those of you who are environmentally or budget conscious, this is a good option as you don’t have to keep purchasing papers or wrappers.

The newest trend to consuming flower is through vaporizers. Vapes are a good option since they don’t involve combustion. Some states, like Ohio, do not allow flower to be combusted for medical marijuana use. Vapes use vaporization instead of combustion to activate THC and CBD. This makes inhaling less harsh!

How to Get You Can Get Flower!

Right now in Louisiana the flower format of medical marijuana has not passed in the Senate. But once it does, you will be able to purchase flower at your local dispensary!

In order to access dispensaries in Louisiana, you have to have a medical marijuana card. We can help you with this step! Schedule an appointment with us today.


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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