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How to Register as a Medical Marijuana Patient in Your State

Louisiana Medical Marijuana

Qualifying Conditions

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intractable pain (defined as “pain so chronic or severe as to otherwise warrant an opiate prescription”)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Seizure disorders/spasticity
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Any other condition not otherwise specified “that a physician, in his medical opinion, considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his medical education and training to treat”

State Agency

Physician Certification

Any physicians licensed in good standing with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners may issue recommendations within the context of a bona fide doctor-patient relationship if “in the sincere judgment of the physician, therapeutic cannabis may be helpful to the patient's condition or symptoms.” The recommendation may be “communicated by any means allowed by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.”