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  • Bryan Tatum
    Google | Jul 03, 2022

    Very confusing a little bit but thank you for the help. I couldn't done it without you. And thank you for the instructions.

  • Judy Sepulvida
    Google | Jul 02, 2022

    Easy and compassionate, that is what I like. No fuss no muss. Dr. Miller was professional and quick. Thank you

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    Google | Jun 30, 2022

    Well worth the money. They were very helpful

  • Brandon Jones
    Google | Jun 30, 2022

    Good Company. Great to work with.

  • Patricia Hughes
    Google | Jun 27, 2022

    I am so very pleased at how kind, patient and knowledgeable the people at Elevate are. They cover everything, and for a Senior, that is most helpful. I have already shared my experience with friends and family. This is THE place to get help. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Thank you, I really appreciate you.

  • Matthew Richardson
    Google | Jun 24, 2022

    I've used Elevate for all of my MMJ documentation, including initial application, renewals, and updates to my card. Every time, without fail, Elevate has come through for me. Most recently I paid for the full service upgrade, and they had my application done, submitted, and approved in ONE day. Couldn't be more satisfied.

  • Laurie Lebben
    Google | Jun 24, 2022

    They were very kind and helpful...they didn't stop until everything was taken care of! I highly recommend them.

  • Melissa Pena
    Google | Jun 23, 2022

    Everyone at Elevate are so helpful and Courteous. It doesn’t matter how many times you ask a question they’re always there to help. I always you the full service when dealing with the state. Takes all the worry away from me and they handle it beautifully and.

  • Angela Newmaster
    Google | Jun 23, 2022

    When I first got my medical card it was a breeze! Elevate Holistics was absolutely wonderful. Now I just finished the process of renewing the medical card and it was so much easier than I thought! I even screwed something up and they helped me take care of it! It was so easy and not time consuming at all! I'm so appreciative of everything they do in this process and I always tell people who ask me to go through them because it's just so convenient! Thank you so much for helping me out!

  • Gary Weaver
    Google | Jun 21, 2022

    Cannot emphasize the ease of my renewal, made possible by Elevate Holistics

  • Chris
    Google | Jun 19, 2022

    Very quick and easy process! Definitely recommend!

  • Brendan Brousseau
    Google | Jun 18, 2022

    Booked an appointment at 2pm Thursday afternoon and Elevate Holistics sent me a text at 9pm Saturday night letting me know my application is ready for payment and to be sent to the state, wow. Overall a wonderful experience! Coming from a recreationally legal state to a medically legal state I honestly expected the worst (proof of prescription medications, years of health history, etc); Elevate Holistics made everything an incredibly smooth process with none of the above mentioned we're needed - just honest, chronic issues that benefit from cannabis products!

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    Google | Jun 17, 2022

    Elevate Hollistics is awesome! They work fast, efficient and always take care of the customer. I am totally satisfied with their service.

  • Janet Bryson
    Google | Jun 16, 2022

    Very quick and helpful

  • Robert Bateman
    Google | Jun 13, 2022

    The service was excellent. They took a lot of time and helped me a great deal to successfully submit my application.

  • Dave K
    Google | Jun 13, 2022

    Went well and was pretty painless

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Booking your appointment to get your medical marijuana card has never been easier. Just pull up our calendar by clicking Book Now, selecting your state, and then choosing the day and time that works best for you. We can even file your application with the state by selecting the full-service add-on. Everything can be done from home and using a smartphone.

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Our secure site allows you to safely file your personal information with 256-bit encryption, versioning, and audit tracking. Once you’ve booked and paid for your appointment, you’ll be prompted to log into your dashboard to complete your intake and health form. After those are filled out, all you have to do is log in to speak with a doctor at your appointment time. We also offer discounts for veterans, medicare, and will submit state paperwork if you like.

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Using HIPAA-compliant telemedicine software, you’ll have a personal consultation with a licensed physician. Once that is complete you’ll either have us submit your paperwork or download your physician form and submit that to the state to complete the application process. With a team of professionals available to help you through the process, you’ll quickly see why Elevate Holistics is the obvious choice for going through Missouri’s medical marijuana licensing system.

How To Get Medical Marijuana In Louisiana

Medical marijuana has many potential health benefits and can be used to treat a wide variety of physical and mental health conditions. Many U.S. states have loosened their marijuana laws over the past several years as it becomes a more accepted form of treatment. Is medical marijuana legal in Louisiana? Right now, Louisiana residents who meet certain conditions can purchase the cannabis products they need using a medical marijuana card. Here’s what you need to know about Louisiana medical marijuana.

Is marijuana legal in Louisiana?

Many people wonder – ‘is weed legal in Louisiana?’ While recreational marijuana is legal in many other U.S. states, Louisiana’s laws only permit medical marijuana currently. The only way to get legal weed in Louisiana is with a Louisiana medical marijuana card.

Medical marijuana was legalized in 2015 and the first dispensaries in the state were set up in 2019. Louisiana also decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana in 2015. Possession of less than 14 grams of marijuana comes with a small fine, but no jail time. This helps to reduce the number of people incarcerated as a result of marijuana possession.

In 2020, Louisiana took steps to expand access to medical marijuana. This law made it much easier for doctors to prescribe medical marijuana and expanded the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. Up until 2021, Louisiana marijuana laws only permitted the sale of tinctures, creams, certain types of edibles, and distilled products – smokable cannabis was not legal. In 2021, Louisiana opted to legalize smokable products, which will take effect in 2022. Despite these steps forward, there are still only nine Louisiana dispensaries throughout the state.

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What are the Louisiana medical marijuana laws?

Medical marijuana is legal in Louisiana, but there are still restrictions around how much you can have, where you can buy it, and more. Physicians must be licensed with the Louisiana Medical Board specifically to recommend medical marijuana. These physicians can recommend medical marijuana for anyone that qualifies.

Medical marijuana cards in Louisiana work much differently than they do in other states – your physician’s recommendation essentially serves as your marijuana card, and you can only pick up the products you’re recommended at the pharmacy they are sent to. There are currently nine pharmacies licensed by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, and there are only two licensed growers in the state.

Right now, medical marijuana patients can possess up to a one-month supply of the products they need, as determined by their physician. Many people wonder ‘are edibles legal in Louisiana?’ In fact, non-smokable processed forms of cannabis such as gummies, pills, and capsules are currently the only type of medical marijuana available in Louisiana. This will change in 2022 when new laws go into effect.

UPDATELouisiana finally permits cannabis consumers to enjoy unprocessed, smokeable MMJ! You can learn more about LA’s acceptance of dried flower in our blog post

Caregiver laws in Louisiana are very strict. Right now, the only patients who can have a caregiver are those who are under the age of 18 and have autism spectrum disorder. In this case, the caregiver must be the patient’s parent or legal guardian. There aren’t currently any caregiver provisions for disabled adult or minors with other medical conditions.

Louisiana residents with a medical marijuana recommendation also cannot grow their own marijuana. There are currently only two licensed growers in the entire state. Growing your own marijuana can come with harsh legal consequences.

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Louisiana?

Here’s how to get medical marijuana in Louisiana. The process to apply for a medical card in Louisiana is much different than it is in other states. Instead of getting a traditional medical marijuana card, you will need to get a recommendation directly from your physician. Any physician that is properly licensed in Louisiana can recommend medical marijuana.

To start the process, you’ll need to go to any licensed physician who actively recommends medical marijuana. You will want to confirm with them ahead of time that they are licensed and willing to recommend medical marijuana, as not all physicians do. During your appointment, your physician will assess you and make sure you qualify for medical marijuana treatment. If so, they will send a recommendation directly to the closest pharmacy. They will talk to you about the appropriate dosage as well as the best type of cannabis products for you, and they will ensure that the right type of cannabis gets sent to the pharmacy.

Alternatively, you can work with Elevate Holistics to get the medical marijuana that you need in Louisiana. Elevate Holistics offers convenient and secure online appointments with licensed Louisiana doctors. These doctors can provide the necessary recommendation to help you get medical marijuana in the state of Louisiana. They’ll also walk you through the entire process step-by-step, so you know how to get a medical marijuana license in Louisiana. Our appointments are affordable, and our doctors are very familiar with medical marijuana and the different types of products available, so we can give you the best care possible.

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How long does it take to get a medical marijuana card in Louisiana?

Getting your medical marijuana card in Louisiana is a fairly quick process when compared to other states. Once your physician provides the appropriate recommendation for medical marijuana and submits it to the Louisiana Medical Marijuana System, your order will be processed and sent to the pharmacy. Once it is ready, you will be able to pick it up – in many cases, this happens on the same day. These prescriptions are tracked through Louisiana PMP Aware.

This is very convenient, as you won’t have to wait for a medical marijuana card to come in the mail or wait for an approval from a state board. However, you may have to wait in order to get an appointment with a Louisiana medical marijuana doctor, as they are in high demand. Getting your medical marijuana recommendation through Elevate Holistics online can speed up this process.

How much does a medical card cost in Louisiana?

In order to get medical marijuana in Louisiana, you’ll have to pay for your physician’s recommendation as well as the cost of the product. It’s important to note that health insurance companies generally don’t cover the cost of medical marijuana appointments or products, as it is still illegal under federal law.

The cost of a recommendation can vary. Elevate Holistics offers online appointments starting at $75 each. If you see a physician in person, they may end up charging $200 or more for the recommendation appointment. It’s also important to note that marijuana is heavily taxed in Louisiana and products can be very expensive.

Once you have an initial recommendation from your physician, they will be able to continue sending products to the pharmacy for you to pick up on an as-needed basis. It’s currently unclear if or when patients need to have their recommendation renewed, so be sure to keep in regular communication with your recommending physician.

Qualifying Medical Conditions

The question of who qualifies for medical marijuana really depends on your doctor. Legislation passed in 2020 dramatically expanded the number of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Louisiana. This new law states that registered doctors can recommend medical marijuana to anyone with an ongoing condition that they believe will benefit from it, regardless of what that condition is. However, the state still has a list of qualifying conditions that they recommend medical marijuana for. This list includes many chronic physical and mental health conditions, including cancerglaucomaPTSDHIV/AIDSepilepsy, and many more.

So, who qualifies for medical marijuana in Louisiana? Our blog post talks about it in detail. 

What medical conditions qualify you for medical marijuana in Louisiana?

To qualify for a Louisiana medical marijuana card, you must be diagnosed with any of the following qualifying conditions:

Where can I find Louisiana dispensaries?

Weed in Louisiana is not sold through traditional dispensaries, but rather through special pharmacies that are licensed by the state. There are currently nine of these pharmacies throughout Louisiana, with locations in all of the state’s major cities. The state can opt to license and open more dispensaries in the future as well. Right now, residents in rural or suburban areas may have to make a long drive to the dispensary of their choice.

When a medical marijuana doctor files a recommendation for you, they will send it to the pharmacy that is closest to you. The staff at these pharmacies have extensive knowledge of medical marijuana and can help you better understand the products you will be using.

Most dispensaries in Louisiana allow you to order your cannabis online and pick it up at the dispensary. The state has even dabbled with canna-delivery during tough times like the pandemic. Learn more here!

Reciprocity Laws in Louisiana

Louisiana does not currently have any reciprocity laws in place. This means that if you have a medical marijuana card from another state, you cannot use it to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana. You must be a Louisiana resident in order to purchase medical marijuana in the state.

If you are interested in getting your medical marijuana card in Louisiana, contact Elevate Holistics today. We offer secure, HIPAA-compliant online appointments, so you can get your medical marijuana card from the comfort of your own home. Our licensed doctors have extensive knowledge of the medical marijuana system in Louisiana and can answer any questions you may have. And, if you have more questions about MMJ in LA, you can always check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Most frequently MMJ asked questions

  • Is medical marijuana legal in Louisiana?

    Yes. After years of complicated legislation and vague regulations, Louisiana finally legalized medical marijuana in 2016.

    Act No. 874 of the 1991 Louisiana Legislative session allowed doctors to “prescribe” marijuana to patients. However, federal law prohibits marijuana, so doctors could not technically prescribe a banned substance since prescribing marijuana would mean prosecution.

    Since 1991, the law has undergone several changes and amendments, and we now have a comprehensive medical marijuana program.

    Twenty-five years later, SB 271 replaced the ambiguous 1991 law and made Louisiana the first state in the Deep South to create an extensive medical marijuana program. In 2021, the governors and the legislature approved smoked or “raw or crude” cannabis.

    Louisiana medical marijuana pharmacies can dispense a maximum of 2.5 ounces of cannabis every fourteen days to a patient. Patients can possess up to a 30-day supply of medical marijuana. It is prohibited to dispense raw cannabis to anyone under 21 unless their physician has specially recommended it.

  • How do I get a medical card in Louisiana?

    First, you need to see a qualified physician to get your Louisiana medical marijuana card. Any physician licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to practice in Louisiana can recommend medical marijuana for you if you both share a bonafide doctor-patient relationship.

    Soon, Elevate Holistics will be live in Louisiana, too, and you can book an appointment using our telemedicine services! Our appointments are 100% online, 100% private, and 100% hassle-free. Plus, they’ll cost you about half the price of your average MMJ doctor.

    When you meet your physician, you will discuss your medical condition and medical history with them. Arrive early and have your state-issued photo ID with you. During the consultation process, you can ask any questions about medical marijuana and the cardholding process.

    If your doctor believes you will benefit from medical marijuana, they will send a recommendation to a licensed medical marijuana dispensary so you can get help as an MMJ patient.

  • Are edibles legal in Louisiana?

    Yes, edibles are legal in Louisiana for those with a valid medical marijuana card.

  • Who qualifies for a medical marijuana card in Louisiana?

    Before you can apply for a medical card in Louisiana, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Be a Louisiana resident with proof of residency
    • Be diagnosed with a qualifying condition
    • Possess an official written certification from a physician licensed by Louisiana
  • Does Louisiana accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards?

    No, patients with a valid medical marijuana card from another state cannot access Louisiana medical marijuana. Patients must reside in Louisiana to be recommended for and obtain Louisiana medical marijuana cards.

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