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Becoming a Patient 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, HIV, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, cachexia or wasting syndrome, seizure disorders, epilepsy, spasticity, Crohn's disease, muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis 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.