Get your Medical Marijuana Recommendation
in Louisiana

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"Medical Marijuana is approved in Louisiana for # of conditions."

Medical marijuana, medical cannabis–long overdue in the State of Louisiana. Especially as it relates to treatment alternatives to many conditions. This is a welcomed addition to the medical field as we continue to forge ahead with innovative technologies.

How to receive your Medical recommendation

Step 1

Send us your medical records.

Step 2

Schedule your appointment.

Step 3

Visit our office to meet with Dr. Moore.

Step 4

If approved, visit your local dispensary

Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy/Spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Seizure Disorders/Epilepsy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s
  • PTSD
  • Intractable (chronic) pain– under certain conditions
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Autism– under certain conditions

You must be a Louisiana resident and have a current and active diagnosis of at least one of the conditions approved for Medical Cannabis treatment.

  1. Request medical records for transfer
  2. Confirm a qualifying medical diagnosis
  3. Pay non-refundable deposit
  4. Schedule Appointment

Link to contact form to begin process

We are available by appointment only. We are closed holidays and weekends.  However, our schedule, services, and hours of operation are subject to change without advanced notice. We can be reached by phone, text, and email for NON-EMERGENCY communications.  We DO NOT accept walk-in patients at the clinic for any reason. If you are having any type of medical emergency, please call 911. We are glad to offer our services during our operating hours, but we DO NOT offer consultations, advice, services, care, or refills after hours.  If medical care is required when our office is closed, we request that you contact your regular doctor or call 911 if there is a medical emergency.

Medical records and record requests must be delivered to the office in person.

Insurance does not cover this specialized treatment due to current legislation.

  1. Self
  2. Unexpired Government issued photo ID. 
  3. Proof of Louisiana residency
  4. Relevant Medical information—we need to know all medications you currently take, including marijuana products.

 

  • We have patients from all over Louisiana, especially Lafayette, Opelousas, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Iberia.
  1. Our staff will cover the basics, such as providing the patient with informed consent and verifying the patient & their information.
  2. Dr. Moore will meet with you in a comfortable setting to conduct the consultation. He will verify the patient’s qualifying medical diagnosis, discuss the patient’s medical history, interview the patient about their symptoms, perform an exam on the patient, and inquire about past history with marijuana or controlled substances. 
  3. Dr. Moore will provide the patient with information about the Louisiana medical marijuana program, a review of regulations, product options and dispensary location.
  4. Dr. Moore will finalize the patient’s medical marijuana recommendation, which consists of a specific medical marijuana dosing regimen, follow up plan, and submission of recommendation to the dispensary.

 

In the event that you are approved for a medical marijuana recommendation in Louisiana by Dr. Moore, you will receive your recommendation at the end of your visit.

Most patients utilizing medical marijuana are seen in person every 90 days. However, each patient will be scheduled for the follow up consultations on a case by case basis. Because the State of Louisiana limits medical marijuana recommendations to a 30 day period, there is a fee for subsequent recommendations.

Once you obtain your recommendation and/or card, you’re qualified to enter marijuana dispensaries and purchase cannabis products in various forms such as; pills, oil, smokable cannabis…

  • Cannabis is a plant that makes a thick substance full of compounds called cannabinoids. There are more than 100 of these chemicals in cannabis. They cause drug-like reactions in your body. CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the most common cannabinoids found in cannabis products. THC and CBD are in both marijuana and hemp. Marijuana contains much more THC than hemp, while hemp has a lot of CBD. Both CBD and THC work with receptors that release neurotransmitters in your brain. They can affect things like pain, mood, sleep, and memory. THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the ‘high’ associated with recreational cannabis use.

This compound works, in part, by mimicking the effects of anandamide and 2-AG. These neurotransmitters are produced naturally by the human body and help to modulate sleeping and eating habits, the perception of pain, and countless other bodily functions. CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, with the atoms in a different arrangement. This slight variance causes THC to create a psychoactive effect, while CBD does not. This fact means that when you ingest CBD for medical purposes, you will more likely experience a relief of your unwanted discomfort, with little or no noticeable effect on your cognitive abilities. Research suggests CBD may be better for inflammation and neuropathic pain, while THC may excel with spasticity and cramp-related pain. Experts suggest that a combination of THC and CBD is the ideal way to approach pain, giving validity to something known as the entourage effect.

The use of cannabis products for medical treatment contains level of THC that will be present in your body in the event of a drug screening. Many employers may consider the presence of THC as a violation of their company drug policies. Until legislations provides a distinction otherwise, the use of cannabis products for medical treatment is a voluntary choice, and the patient must understand that potential risks to employment associated.

Louisiana residents of all ages may receive a medical marijuana recommendation if they meet the qualifications for the current conditions approved for Medical Marijuana Treatment in Louisiana.

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