Medical Marijuana In Louisiana: Who Qualifies For It and Who Can Sell It
Medical Marijuana is expected to hit shelves in the next week as final clinical tests are completed. In Lafayette, Apothecary Shoppe is the only certified dispensary that is working with the state of Louisiana. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain joined Acadiana's Morning News to talk about the roll-out and answer some real questions about delays in the program.
What disorders qualify a patient for medical marijuana?
Louisiana allows medical marijuana for these conditions: cancer, positive status for HIV, AIDS, cachexia or wasting syndrome, seizure disorders, epilepsy, spasticity, Crohn’s disease, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, severe muscle spasms, intractable pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and some symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.
How many dispensaries are there and where are they located?
New Orleans: H&W Drug Store
Baton Rouge: Capitol Wellness Solutions
Houma: Green Leaf Dispensary
Lafayette: The Apothecary Shoppe
Lake Charles: Medicis
Alexandria: The Medicine Cabinet
Shreveport: Hope Pharmacy
West Monroe: Delta Medmar
Madisonville: Willow Pharmacy