Louisiana medical marijuana doctors are more aptly described as authorized clinicians. The state runs a basic medical marijuana program and does not maintain a list of medical marijuana doctors. You may ask your friends or speak with your primary healthcare provider for medical marijuana doctor recommendations in the state.
Patients seeking to use marijuana for therapeutic use must meet with authorized clinicians or medical marijuana doctors to obtain a certification to use medical marijuana use to treat a debilitating medical condition. Note that medical marijuana doctors recommending medical marijuana for the treatment of conditions associated with autism spectrum disorders for minors (patients under 18) will consult with a pediatric subspecialist before issuing a medical cannabis recommendation. Under RS 40:1046, a pediatric subspecialist is a healthcare practitioner licensed to practice medicine in any state in the nation who provides care to autism spectrum disorder patients.
The following categories of authorized clinicians are allowed to recommend medical marijuana to eligible patients in Louisiana:
Note that an authorized clinician may only recommend medical marijuana to a patient with whom they share a bona fide clinician-patient relationship.
No. The state maintains no list for persons seeking to find licensed Louisiana medical marijuana doctors.
Since the state does not maintain a list of medical marijuana doctors in Louisiana, you can find an authorized clinician by asking your primary health care for a recommendation. You may also speak with other medical marijuana users to find a Louisiana medical marijuana doctor.
Yes. Louisiana allows authorized clinicians to recommend the therapeutic use of medical marijuana using telemedicine platforms. Note that a bona fide physician-patient relationship must exist between the clinician and the patient before a recommendation may be issued via telemedicine. Telemedicine appointments are often more affordable than in-person visits, as patients do not have to pay for travel expenses or parking.
The maximum amount that a Louisiana medical marijuana doctor may recommend for a patient with a qualifying debilitating medical condition is 2.5 ounces or 71 grams of marijuana every 14 days.