Despite strong opposition from its neighboring bible belt states, as of May
Conditions Qualified for Obtaining Medical Cannabis
Only patients with a diagnosed qualifying condition may turn to medicinal cannabis as a treatment option. Unfortunately, Louisiana’s list of qualifying conditions is one of the shortest in the country. Conditions that qualify for the use of medicinal marijuana
Patients that do qualify for medicinal cannabis treatment are permitted to hold up to a 30-day
The bill granted only a year ago, so state-licensed dispensaries are not currently operational, however, residents anticipate to see them in the near future once taxing and licensing laws has been set into place by the state.
Future of Medicinal Cannabis in Louisiana
Due to how new the recent medicinal laws are, there are a number of expected changes and modifications to be made in the over the course of the next year. For this reason, we suggest staying up to date on all current laws prior to obtaining any medicinal cannabis. Remember, laws are only valid for Louisiana residents, and any form of transporting marijuana out of the states is still illegal.
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