LA Rev Stat § 40:1046 (2020)
An important update to Louisiana's MMJ Laws
First and foremost, start with obtaining your record(s). Most physicians will have a form you can print out and request your medical records. Please give yourself extra time to request any records as sometimes it takes a few days.
Because MMJ is such a different type of medication, I suggest seeing a doctor who specializes specifically in marijuana. Also, I want to make sure that you do not feel judged or turned away--ESPECIALLY if you are transitioning off opioids; that is hard enough.
As a state, we are new to MMJ so we are still battling the stigma associated with the plant. I have personally encountered it not only in my personal life but also in my interactions with individuals in the medical field...I hope that as a group we can change some minds about it.
In note of that background noise, please remember that everybody's doctor is different, so please contact whomever YOU choose and make sure YOU are prepared with all of your paperwork when you go (& know that we'll be rooting for you!)
THIS INFORMATION BELOW WAS COPIED FROM the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry. IT MAY NOT BE UP TO DATE!
Please check the LDAF website for the most accurate information:
How can I get a recommendation to receive medical marijuana?
Any physician licensed by and in good standing with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine in Louisiana may recommend medical marijuana to any patient suffering from a debilitating medical condition with whom he shares a bona fide doctor-patient relationship. Please contact the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners. https://www.lsbme.la.gov/
What are the debilitating medical conditions?
Any of the following neurodegenerative diseases and conditions:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Lewy body dementia
Motor neuron disease
Spinal muscular atrophy
Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Cachexia or wasting syndrome
Severe muscle spasms
PTSD or Post traumatic stress disorder
Any of the following conditions associated with autism spectrum disorder:
Repetitive or self-stimulatory behavior of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized.
Avoidance of others or inability to communicate of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized.
Physically aggressive or destructive behavior.
Traumatic brain injury
A concussion diagnosed by a physician
Chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia
Chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease
Any condition for which a patient is receiving hospice care or palliative care
Any condition not otherwise specified in this Subparagraph that a physician, in his medical opinion, considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his medical education and training to treat.
Region 1 ~ Metropolitan
H & W Drug Store, Inc. d/b/a H & W Drug Store
1667 Tchoupitoulas Street, Suite B
New Orleans, La. 70130-1852
Telephone: (504) 301-2363
Region 2 ~ Capitol
Capitol Wellness Solutions, LLC d/b/a Capitol Wellness Solutions
7491 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, La. 70809-3536
Telephone: (225) 800-9420
Region 3 ~ Teche
Green Leaf Dispensary, LLC d/b/a Green Leaf Dispensary
l6048 W. Park Avenue
Houma, La. 70364-1808
Telephone: (985) 360-337
Region 4 ~ Acadian
The Apothecary Shoppe, LLC d/b/a The Apothecary Shoppe
620 Guilbeau Road, Suite A
Lafayette, La. 70506-8709
Telephone: (337) 345-450
Region 5 ~ Southwest
Medicis, LLC d/b/a Medicis
1727 Imperial Blvd., Building 4
Lake Charles, La. 70605-5362
Telephone: (337) 420-8420
Region 6 ~ Central
The Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy, LLC d/b/a
The Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy
403 Bolton AvenueAlexandria, La. 71301-7026
Telephone: (318) 545-4460
Region 7 ~ Northwest
Hope Pharmacy, LLC d/b/a Hope Pharmacy
1410 Kings Highway, Suite AShreveport, La. 71103-4227
Telephone: (318) 585-0420
Region 8 ~ Northeast
Delta Medmar, LLC d/b/a Delta Medmar
111 McMillan RoadWest Monroe, La. 71291-5319
Telephone: (318) 855-3373
Region 9 ~ Southeast
Willow Pharmacy, LLC d/b/a Willow Pharmacy
1519 Highway 22 West, Suite 5
Madisonville, La. 70447-9489
Telephone: (985) 792-2391
Annual Reports presented to the Louisiana State Legislature by
Department of Agriculture & Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, DVM
Executive Counsel and Medical Marijuana Director Tabitha Irvin, Esq.,