How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Louisiana?

It’s easy, private and 100% online – only pay if you're approved.

Register online & provide basic information about yourself. Pay $179 for your consult.


Talk with a Louisiana practitioner online via Telehealth.


Receive your medical authorization and visit a legal dispensary in Louisiana.

Speak to a practitioner in Louisiana to see if cannabis is right for you

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Seizure disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Spasticity
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Intractable pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post traumatic stress 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
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • A concussion diagnosed by a physician
  • Chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease
  • Any condition for which a patient is receiving hospice care or palliative care
  • Any condition not otherwise specified in this Subparagraph that a physician, in his medical opinion, considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his medical education and training to treat


For a limited time, it costs $179 to see a HelloMD practitioner online and receive your medical marijuana recommendation. Then you must pay a $75 state registration fee.

Any doctor prescribing medical marijuana in Louisiana, including your HelloMD practitioner, are licensed by and in good standing with the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine in the state may recommend medical marijuana to patients who have a qualifying medical condition.

A typical consult takes between 15-30 minutes. Please be prepared to have your Telehealth consultation in a private, well-lit space, away from distraction. Your practitioner will also want to discuss any medications you may be on and your prior medical history.


Yes. Our practitioners will guide you in determining if cannabis is the right fit for you. From the privacy of your own home or office, ask all your questions about cannabis and you’ll receive expert medical advice.

Once your doctor approves your medical marijuana certification, a letter of recommendation requests that you be added to the state’s cannabis patient registry. The state-licensed dispensary you designate will receive the doctor’s certificate of recommendation (which will be checked against the state registry), at which time you can buy legal medical cannabis.


Once you’ve been recommended by a licensed HelloMD doctor in Louisiana and added to the state registry. A medical marijuana dispensary receives your certificate of recommendation at which time you can purchase medical cannabis. A physical medical marijuana card is not required in Louisiana.

Louisiana does not accept medical marijuana cards from other states. You need to be certified by a licensed practitioner within the state of Louisiana to legally purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary.

Medical marijuana patients will need to renew their certifications annually with the state in order to continue purchasing cannabis.

Yes, you’ll need to renew your certification after a year. And you’ll need to see a qualified medical practitioner to get certified again.

You can purchase medical marijuana from a state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary if it has your certificate of recommendation.

You may refill your medical marijuana prescription every 90 days, and the maximum amount you can purchase at a any given time is a 30-day supply. For marijuana flower, the limit is 2.5 ounces every 14 days.

Acceptable forms of consumption include cannabis flower, oils, extracts, tinctures, sprays, capsules, pills, solutions, suspension, gelatin-based chewables, lotions, transdermal patches, and suppositories.

In Louisiana, recommending doctors are required to keep “”accurate and complete records,”” including the date, type, quantity, dosage, route, and frequency of all their medical marijuana recommendations. The dispensary will provide dosages according to these recommendations. Patients are limited to buying a 30-day supply at a time. For marijuana flower, the limit is 2.5 ounces in 14 days.

The only way to access legal medical marijuana in Louisiana is to have a medical marijuana certification from a licensed physician. It’s fast and easy to do this through the online Telehealth service HelloMD. Buying medical marijuana through a state-licensed dispensary ensures you access to a quality, lab tested medical marijuana. Your certification also prevents you from facing fines and criminal charges due to unlawful possession.

HelloMD has been helping patients understand and make the most of medical cannabis since 2015 throughout the United States and Canada. You’ll receive expert cannabis advice from supportive licensed practitioners. We’ve been rated #1 on Trustpilot, and if you’re not approved for your medical marijuana certification, you won’t pay.


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