SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA’S THERAPEUTIC CANNABIS PHARMACY
Nine initial pharmacies were awarded a permit from the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy to dispense therapeutic Cannabis (medical marijuana) to qualifying patients. Willow Pharmacy of Madisonville on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain was awarded the sole permit in the Southeast region (Region 9) that covers the “Florida Parishes” of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington. These are the geographic areas contemplated by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and based on the nine regions established by the Department of Health. Of course qualified patients can obtain these Cannabis medicines from anywhere within the state that they wish and that their recommending physician responsively sends them.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS TO OBTAIN A RECOMMENDATION AND GET YOUR CANNABIS MEDICINES:
- Receive a diagnosis for a disease that qualifies under state law (see below on “Louisiana’s current Qualifying Conditions”).
- Find a duly licensed physician in Louisiana who can evaluate you and write a “recommendation” for therapeutic Cannabis (see below on “Finding a Recommending Physician”) and then inform your doctor where you’d like your recommendation sent (Willow Pharmacy).
- Recommending physicians will then FAX your recommendation to us at: Willow Pharmacy, 1519 Highway 22 W, Madisonville Center Suite 5, Madisonville, Louisiana.
- Physically travel to Willow Pharmacy to collect your medical cannabis and if you wish, consult with your pharmacist.
NOTE: Handwritten hard copies, telephone orders, or e-scripts will NOT be accepted
Approved Delivery Methods
Available at Willow Pharmacy on August 6th, 2019.
BUCCAL (thin film breath) STRIPS
METERED DOSE INHALES
What Conditions are Treatable with Therapeutic Cannabis in Louisiana?
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chronic Intractable Pain
Epilepsy / Seizure Disorders
HIV / AIDS
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Spasticity / Severe Muscle Spasms
Wasting Syndrome / Cachexia
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Lewy Body Dementia
Motor Neuron Disease
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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
EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020:
THE LAW HAS CHANGED SUCH THAT ANY LICENSED LOUISIANA PHYSICIAN NOT PROHIBITED BY HIS/HER EMPLOYER MAY NOW WRITE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS FOR AN EXPANDED LIST OF QUALIFYING CONDITIONS AND ANY PATIENT CLINICALLY DIAGNOSED AS SUFFERING FROM A DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITION.
Find a Physician (Schedule a Telehealth)
In the window for “Practitioner Type,”please select “Therapeutic Marijuana Registration” and then click on the “Search” button. If you wish, you can refine or filter your results by including a city, zip code, or parish before clicking the “Search” button.
Delivery Methods for Medical Cannabis
The only currently available form of medical marijuana is tinctures. As the medical marijuana program grows in Louisiana, we expect more dosage forms to become approved and/or available.
To learn more about the qualifying conditions or disease states to obtain a prescription for medical cannabis. Please click the link below to read about the disease’s that are eligible.