Medical Marijuana Conditions for Louisiana - Are You Eligible?
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Louisiana
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Louisiana - Qualifying Conditions:
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Louisiana are as follows (Updated February 10, 2020).
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONDITIONS FOR LOUISIANA - QUALIFYING CONDITIONS
QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR LOUISIANA
- positive status for HIV,
- cachexia or wasting syndrome,
- seizure disorders,
- Crohn’s disease,
- muscular dystrophy,
- multiple sclerosis,
- Parkinson’s disease,
- severe muscle spasms,
- intractable pain,
- post traumatic disorder,
- and some symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.
The program also now includes any of the following conditions associated with autism spectrum disorder:
- Repetitive or self-stimulatory 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
- Physically aggressive or destructive behavior
However, no physician may recommend medical marijuana for treatment of any condition associated with autism spectrum disorder for a patient who is under the age of 18 unless the physician consults with a pediatric subspecialist.
Patients and forms of marijuana: Inhaled or “raw or crude” marijuana is not allowed. Physicians may recommend for therapeutic use any other form of marijuana, in accordance with rules that the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners promulgated.
Medical Marijuana―substances which are identified as including any parts of the plant Cannabis sativa, and all derivatives or subspecies of all strains of cannabis, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds, or resin, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD) and all other naturally occurring cannabinol derivatives, whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction. Refer to Act― R.S. 40:1046, et. seq. §101. Definitions for more information.
It is not currently legal to grow medical marijuana in Louisiana. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration. It is not legal at this time for anyone within the State of Louisiana to grow marijuana for any purpose. Only licensed production facilities will be allowed to grow medical marijuana under Louisiana law. Growing marijuana for any purpose is still illegal under federal law.
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