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Wondering how a medical marijuana card in Louisiana can transform your cannabis experience?

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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in Louisiana is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps to obtain your medical cannabis card.
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    Book an Appointment with Leafwell

    Speak to a Leafwell healthcare provider to get approved for the Louisiana medical marijuana program.

    During your appointment, your healthcare provider will ask you questions based on your medical history to determine if medical marijuana is a good choice for you.

    The consultation costs $99. You’ll get your money back if you’re not approved.

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    Get Approved for Medical Marijuana

    If approved, your Leafwell healthcare provider will contact your designated pharmacy to complete your registration as an LA medical marijuana patient.

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    Purchase Medical Marijuana at the Pharmacy

    Once registered, you can pick up medical marijuana products at your designated dispensary. You don’t need a physical medical marijuana card, just a valid photo ID to purchase.

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    To apply for a medical marijuana certificate, you must be a legal Louisiana resident and have one or more qualifying conditions.

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    Caregiver

    Some patients may be eligible for a medical marijuana card but cannot apply for one themselves.

    Adult patients can contact their designated pharmacy for more information on authorizing a caregiver.

    If the patient is under 18, the caregiver must be a parent or legal guardian responsible for the child’s welfare.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Those under 18 years old can still qualify for a medical marijuana certificate but need a caregiver to handle their medicine. When it comes to those aged under 18 with autism spectrum disorder, both a pediatric specialist and a caregiver must sign off on the minor patient being certified.

Note: There is no set list of qualifying conditions in Louisiana. Patients now qualify for a medical cannabis card if they have any condition their healthcare provider considers debilitating to an individual patient.

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Qualifying Conditions

There is no set list of qualifying conditions in Louisiana. Patients now qualify for a medical cannabis card if they have any condition their healthcare provider considers debilitating to an individual patient.

What You Need

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    This will be faxed to your local pharmacy upon approval – you don’t need to apply to the state.

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    Proof of Identity

    Driver’s License or State ID. If ID is out-of-state, proof of residency is needed.

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    Proof of Louisiana Residence (Optional)

    Acceptable proof of residence is anything that shows your current address, like:

    • Utility bills,
    • Bank statements,
    • Current property tax statements,
    • Voter registration cards,
    • Health insurance documents.
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Cost Information

Save more with Leafwell and get your money back if not approved.

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Medical marijuana certificate$99$99$150
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Next Steps After Approval

There is no state application in Louisiana. Once approved, you’re ready to go!

  • Choose Dispensary: Your provider will fax your approval certification to the dispensary of your choice. Within 24-48 hours, you’ll be able to go to your dispensary to purchase cannabis.
  • Start Shopping: Show your ID at your chosen dispensary and purchase your product.
How to Renew Your Card

The LA medical certification renewal process is similar to getting certified for medical cannabis. You will need to speak with a healthcare provider and verify that you still have one or more qualifying conditions.

Renewing with the same provider who provided your initial certification might be the fastest and easiest way, as they may still have your information on file. Leafwell can help you complete your renewal process.

Legal Topics

Navigating the legal landscape of medical marijuana can be a bit tricky, but we’re here to break it down for you. Here are some key points you should be aware of if you’re a medical cannabis patient in Louisiana:

  • Adults 18 and older with a valid MMJ certificate from a licensed healthcare provider can purchase up to a 30-day supply of medical marijuana products, with the final amount to be approved by the prescribing provider.
  • No Recreational Use: Just a heads-up—recreational marijuana is still a no-go in Louisiana. Your medical card doesn’t give you a free pass for recreational use.
  • Cultivation is Off-Limits: Even if you’re a medical marijuana patient, growing your own cannabis plants is illegal in Louisiana.
Caregivers

Louisiana does not have an official caregiver program, but pharmacies will allow patients to authorize another person to purchase medicine on their behalf. Patients can contact their designated pharmacy for more information.

Reciprocity

Louisiana gives legal protections to verified out-of-state patients and allows those patients to purchase cannabis products from the state’s dispensaries.

Several other states also practice medical marijuana reciprocity and may recognize a Louisiana patient’s status as such.

However, you may need to request a physical copy of your certification to benefit from medical reciprocity.

Other states that recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards include:

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.

States that have recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older but do not accept out-of-state cards include:

FAQs

How much does a Louisiana Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a Louisiana medical marijuana certificate is $99 and includes a 1-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation.

Please note: There are no physical cards or certificates issued in Louisiana. Instead, the patient’s recommendation will be faxed directly to their pharmacy of choice. Processing time may vary from a few hours to a few days depending on the location.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate:

What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Louisiana online?

With Leafwell, applying for a Louisiana medical marijuana certificate online is simple. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Louisiana-licensed healthcare provider online. Consultations cost $99 and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Get approved, and Leafwell will fax your certificate directly to your pharmacy of choice.
  3. As soon as the pharmacy has processed your approval, you can legally purchase cannabis from that pharmacy. Processing time may vary from only a few hours to a few days.

Please note: The state does not issue physical cards to patients. Your designated pharmacy retains a copy of your doctor’s recommendation.

How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Louisiana?
Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Louisiana?

Louisiana does not have an official caregiver program, but pharmacies will allow patients to authorize another person to purchase medicine on their behalf. Patients can contact their designated pharmacy for more information.

How do I apply for the state program in Louisiana?

Once you’re approved, you don’t need to do anything! Louisiana does not offer a medical marijuana card, so there’s no state paperwork, and Leafwell will fax your recommendation to your pharmacy of choice. You can find a list of pharmacies here.

As soon as the pharmacy receives your recommendation from us, you can legally purchase medical cannabis products there. Please note that processing times vary by pharmacy, typically within a few hours to a few days. Don’t forget to bring a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license, with you to the pharmacy.