Yes, if you are a registered medical cannabis patient in the state. With recreational cannabis illegal, it is illegal to smoke weed for recreational purposes. HB 391, passed in 2021, lifted the prohibition on raw and smokable cannabis products from January 1, 2022.
Smoking weed in public in Louisiana is not legal. Smoking cannabis in public is subject to the Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act. This Act makes marijuana smoking illegal in any public building, school, workplace, restaurant, bar, and sidewalk.
According to House Bill 234, it is illegal for a passenger or driver in a motor vehicle to smoke or vape marijuana in any form.
Under the Louisiana Medical Marijuana Program, registered medical cannabis patients, aged 21 or older, are allowed to smoke medical cannabis. A patient, under the age of 21, enrolled in the program may only access smokable medical cannabis products upon getting a valid recommendation from an authorized physician.
Medical cannabis smoking is allowed on private properties. Although marijuana has been legalized for medical use in Louisiana, it remains a banned substance federally. Hence, it is prohibited to smoke or consume medical cannabis on federal lands in Louisiana.