Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana physician through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana physician
*At this time medical records are required indicating that you have one of the qualifying conditions.
Be sure to arrive at your appointment 5-10 minutes early and have your state-issued photo ID. Consult with a doctor for 15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment.
After the appointment is complete, the physician will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. This recommendation serves as proof of patient eligibility for the medical marijuana program. Every patient will need to prove Louisiana residency for their application to be accepted by the state of LA.
In Louisiana, patients will need to recertify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.
Watch this video to learn more about getting a medical marijuana card in Louisiana.
Louisiana is one of the other 33 states that permit some type of medical marijuana. On August 2019, Louisiana became the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana four years after government legislators agreed to give patients the right to access therapeutic cannabis.
Nine medical marijuana pharmacies are authorized throughout Louisiana and most of them are soon to be opened. One of two state-sanctioned growers, GB Sciences starts to send medical marijuana to the licensed distributors of Louisiana.
In accordance with the legislation of 2015 and further modifications since then, Louisiana permits medical cannabis to treat a large number of illnesses and diseases like cancer, seizure, epilepsy, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Parkinson’s disease.
Doctors are issuing a physicist recommendation form, rather than a prescription, a legal nuance designed to prevent physicians from compromising their medical licenses, since federal law forbids marijuana prescription. The Louisiana authorization needed to give patients a medical-grade pot was approved for 88 state physicians.
Marijuana can be found in oils, pills, liquids, topical applications and inhalers such as those used by patients with asthma but not in a smokeable form.
Unlike other states, there is no particular application program in the state of Louisiana that must be completed to apply for medical marijuana. Patients will have to meet a doctor to talk about their condition. Once you obtain a valid doctor’s recommendation and are finally entitled to medicinal cannabis in the State, you will simply be put on the national online registry, at which time you can visit a cannabis pharmacy to purchase legal medication.
But it’s not always an easy task to find a medical doctor in Louisiana. There are conflicting reports about how many doctors actually qualify to issue marijuana prescriptions in the State, but what we are aware of is that a physician of Louisiana must complete an on-line program to get their Medical Marijuana Registration before he or she can make a recommendation for medical cannabis.
Veriheal took the difficult part of the equation and simplified the whole process of medical marijuana approval. For a quick consultation, Veriheal will connect you with an approved healthcare professional so you can access your medicine as quickly as possible.
A 30-day supply of non-smokable marijuana preparations is permitted. In the state, however, cultivation is illegal. The agricultural centers of LSU and Southern University have chosen two businesses to grow and manufacture medical cannabis.
Nine distribution pharmacies have been selected by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. Louisiana law prevents the sale of marijuana in any form that may be smoked. The forms sold at state-approved pharmacies will include pills, topical creams and oils and can only be given to patients with a recommendation form from a doctor.