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QUALIFYING PATIENTS IN LOUISIANA
There does not seem to be a system in place for registering as a patient in Louisiana.
A patient that is clinically diagnosed with Cancer, Glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome), Seizure Disorders, Epilepsy, Spasticity, Severe Muscle Spasms, Intractable Pain, Crohn’s disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and certain conditions associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (behavior of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized; avoidance of others or inability to communicate of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized; self-injuring behavior; and physically aggressive or destructive behavior) may obtain medical cannabis pursuant to a recommendation of a Louisiana physician that is licensed and in good standing with the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners.
Benefits of Being a Patient:
Theoretically, registered patients in Louisiana have an affirmative defense in court if arrested for cannabis possession.
Out of State Patients:
Louisiana does not recognize out of state registrations. For more information about traveling as a medical cannabis patient, check out our Travel Guide.
Growing cannabis at home is illegal in the state of Louisiana.
Medical cannabis patients can find additional resources here
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