Louisiana Medical Marijuana Use Registry. What is it?

    Louisiana Medical Marijuana Laws
    Louisiana Department of Health
    Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Medical Marijuana Program

    The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Medical Marijuana Program is an electronic online database for the registration of qualified medical marijuana patients and certified MMJ physicians. To be able to legally obtain and use medical marijuana, you must be on this registry. To be eligible to use medical marijuana as a treatment, you must have a diagnosis that is active and qualifies as a Debilitating Medical Condition. This type of medical condition is generally a condition that causes significant impediments to daily functioning despite the condition being treated with more traditional forms of treatment. The first step to becoming a recommended medical marijuana patient is to set up an appointment with a certified marijuana doctor. The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners must certify doctors before they may recommend medical marijuana to patients. National Medical Marijuana Card Services makes the process of finding a certified doctor in your area easier by providing a searchable list of certified doctors in your area. Most MMJ physicians provide MJ telemedicine, if allowed under state law, so if interested, check with your selected doctor to see if that is an option.

    Due to COVID-19, telemedicine is allowed in Louisiana, rules are waived to allow telemedicine for existing patients. If interested in telemedicine, contact your MMJ doctor to determine if this is possible with their office.




  • 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
  • Seizure disorders/spasticity
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Any other condition not otherwise specified that a physician, in his/her medical opinion, considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his/her medical education and training to treat


A 30-day supply of non-smokable preparations of marijuana


No, the law calls for a single, state-licensed supply source, which is anticipated to be Louisiana State University and/or Southern University.


The law calls for the dispensing of cannabis from no more than ten licensed pharmacies

    Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card - How to apply and get one!

    Louisiana law does not require a patient to obtain a medical marijuana card or join a registry. The certified doctor’s recommendation is the proof needed for eligibility purposes. For minors who are suffering from autism spectrum disorder-related conditions, parents must have their minor child see a pediatric sub-specialist before visiting with a medical marijuana certified doctor. In terms of dispensaries, state pharmacy medical marijuana rules allow for up to ten dispensaries to operate in the state. The state was divided into nine regions with one dispensary license allowed per region. In the future, a tenth region may be designated based on need. Having a medical marijuana recommendation does not allow for patients to cultivate marijuana plants. There are only two growing licenses that have been issued in the state, one of which was granted to Louisiana State University, and the other of which was granted to Southern University.

    Find a licensed marijuana doctor nearby to get your recommendation for a medical marijuana card.

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    Indica vs Sativa, THC vs CBD. What are my options?

    Medicinal marijuana and low-THC cannabis are available in Louisiana for qualified patients. Legal marijuana products can include flower, capsules, vape products, tinctures, edibles, and CBD oil, to name a few. Each state has different regulations in terms of what medical marijuana treatment products are allowed.

    Find more information pertaining to Louisiana’s medical marijuana program, including general FAQs, approved medical conditions, and steps to take to participate in the Louisiana MJ program as a patient.

    Louisiana Board of Pharmacy