When using medical marijuana, it is important to exercise caution before driving or performing other complex tasks that could be dangerous.
Medical Marijuana was approved in Louisiana in 2015 by Act 261. Act 261 approved a list of debilitating conditions eligible for treatment using medical marijuana. In 2018, Acts 708 and 496 expanded the list of qualifying conditions.
In August of 2020, HB 819 allows for ANY physician licensed in Louisiana to recommend medical marijuana to a patient for ANY medical condition deemed to be debilitating to the patient.
“Start Low and Go Slow” when it comes to how much and how often you take your medicine to see how it affects you. Take your medicine in a safe place, preferably a calming environment, with responsible adults present. You are encouraged to speak with your own doctor or reach out to your pharmacy team about any questions that may come up. When in doubt – ASK!