About Medical Marijuana

April 12, 2022 0 Comments

In 2018, when signs that the law would actually be put into action became reality, there were 16 qualifying conditions. A patient was required to have at least one before they could have a recommendation for medical marijuana. Not long after, in 2019, the list was expanded. Then, finally, in 2020, the wording of the […]

March 5, 2022 0 Comments

March is National Women’s History Month. So, as an homage to all those women who blazed a trail in Louisiana’s medical marijuana industry, I would like to pay tribute to one of them who is near and dear to my heart, my great grandmother, Elizabeth “Eliza” Savant, an early innovator in our beautiful state of […]

March 5, 2022 0 Comments

ANY DEBILITATING CONDITION QUALIFIES YOU FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN LOUISIANA In addition to the conditions listed below, HB No. 819 also allows doctors licensed to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana to recommend marijuana to their patients for the treatment of any debilitating condition. In 2018, there were 16 conditions that could qualify a patient […]

December 12, 2021 0 Comments

When Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 391 into law, it was a very important day for medical marijuana advocates and patients in the state.  Of the 36 states that have effective medical marijuana laws, only two restrict patients to pills, oils, and other products derived from cannabis, but do not permit the […]

November 25, 2021 0 Comments

The Medical Marijuana Commission heard testimony on Thursday, November 18th, from patients, physicians, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Mike Strain, and Tabitha Irvin, Director of the Medical Marijuana Program under the Louisiana Department of Forestry. The Commission heard testimony from these groups in hopes and others of learning more about their experience with the […]

November 19, 2021 0 Comments

OPIOID FACTS: 2019 – 70,630 deaths from drug overdose in the United States (70% from opioids) 2020 – 90,000 deaths from drug overdose in the United States (75% from opioids) 1999 to 2019 – nearly 247,000 deaths in the United States from prescription opioid overdose MARIJUANA FACTS: All Time – 0 Deaths from overdose While […]

February 22, 2021 2 Comments

It’s common knowledge that Cannabis can be split into two categories: marijuana, known to cause psychoactive effects, and hemp, which has extremely low levels of the psychoactive compound THC and is often used for industrial uses. However, cannabis plants can actually be separated into three distinct varieties: Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis. Besides being the most […]

February 12, 2021 0 Comments

Now that it’s becoming legalized, state by state, here are five fast facts about marijuana and cannabis that might come in handy. 1. Marijuana is not the same thing as cannabis. Not exactly anyway. The word “Cannabis” refers to all products derived from the flowering plants that are members of the family Cannabaceae, which includes […]

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