Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Louisiana

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Card Benefits

Wondering Why You Should Get Your Medical Card?

Having your medical marijuana card in Louisiana can change everything.
Pharmacy Access

Without your medical card, you won't be able to visit pharmacies or purchase medical cannabis products.

Legal Protection

Possessing or using cannabis without a valid medical card can still land you in legal trouble. A medical marijuana card grants you protection from prosecution.

Tailored Treatment Options

With a medical marijuana card, patients gain access to a wide range of medical cannabis products specifically tailored to address various health concerns.

Holistic Healthcare

Medical marijuana can offer a more holistic approach, minimizing the reliance on pharmaceutical drugs and other medications. Additionally, buying from a pharmacy ensures the product is safe and tested.

Patient Support

Your doctor can help you understand dosage recommendations, potential side effects, and any interactions with other medications. Also, they are there to ensure you have a safe and effective experience with medical marijuana.


Purchasing from a dispensary can often be more cost-effective compared to purchasing from the illicit market. Also, possessing a medical marijuana card often comes with discounts and special offers provided by dispensaries.

How To Get Your Card

Getting your MMJ card in Louisiana is simple with PrestoDoctor.

Book an appointment with PrestoDoctor

Speak to a doctor at PrestoDoctor and get approved for your Louisiana medical marijuana card online. 

The appointment with our certified medical cannabis doctors is only $99.99. If you are not approved, you will get your money back!

Get approved for your MMJ card

Once the doctor approves you for medical cannabis, we will send your signed healthcare practitioner certification. We send this directly after the appointment to the medical marijuana pharmacy of your choice. 

Your signed form from the doctor serves as your official medical marijuana registration.

Start visiting licensed dispensaries!

Once your physician certification is sent to the pharmacy of your choosing, you will be able to purchase cannabis products at the pharmacy. 

We recommend calling the dispensary of choice before your first visit to ensure the pharmacists on-site have completed your registration process for their location.

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Required Documents:

You’ll need the following documents to apply for your Louisiana MMJ card:

Proof of Identity

The following are acceptable proof of identity:

Proof of Residency

The following are acceptable proofs of residency:

Doctor Approval (we provide this after your appointment)

After approval, you will receive your signed Physician Certification Recommendation. Louisiana does not require patients to register or receive a physical medical marijuana card. 

Qualifying Conditions

In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Louisiana, it is crucial to meet the qualifying medical conditions set forth by the state. To be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Arkansas, individuals must have one or more of the following qualifying medical conditions:

** 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


Here are the most frequently asked questions about Louisiana's Medical Program.

Recreational cannabis is not legal in Louisiana, so getting a medical marijuana recommendation is the only way to use and possess marijuana legally.

Louisiana does not make patients register with the state. Your doctor will forward your signed recommendation to the pharmacy (dispensary) of your choice.

No. Qualifying registered patients and their designated caregivers cannot grow or cultivate medical marijuana. Marijuana products must be purchased through licensed Louisiana medical marijuana pharmacies.

Patients must be 18 years or older to get an Louisiana state recommendation from PrestoDoctor. If you are under 18, you must apply with a caregiver.

The cost for your doctor appointment with PrestoDoctor is $99.99. You’ll only be billed if you are approved for your medical marijuana card. In the event of a denial, rest assured, there is no charge, as we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

Louisiana does not have a state registration process, so there are no additional fees.

The state of Louisiana allows qualified medical marijuana patients from other states to purchase cannabis from Louisiana pharmacies. 

Only registered qualified patients with a valid medical marijuana card may visit pharmacies. Recreational use is still illegal in Louisiana.

Medical documentation is encouraged, however it is not required. It is up to your physician to decide if you have a qualifying medical condition.

Yes, you are required to have a valid medical marijuana recommendation in Louisiana to purchase marijuana.

Yes, you must be a resident of Louisiana with proof of residency to get a Louisiana medical marijuana recommendation.

To find a list of PrestoDoctor' recommended Louisiana dispensaries, click here.

Qualifying patients may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flowers every 14 days or get a 30-day supply of other marijuana products approved for medical use.

Once the doctor approves you for medical cannabis, we will send a signed healthcare practitioner certification. We will send this after your appointment is completed directly to your dispensary of choice for you.

Louisiana state recommendations are valid for one year from the date it is issued. This means you must get your marijuana recertification from a doctor annually.

More Information On Louisiana

Once the doctor approves you for medical cannabis, we will send a signed healthcare practitioner certification. We will send this after your appointment is completed directly to your dispensary of choice for you. There are currently 9 dispensaries in the state that you will be able to choose from. They are known as medical marijuana pharmacy in Louisiana.

This signed form from our doctor will serve as your official medical marijuana registration. It allows you the ability to purchase cannabis products at your “Marijuana Pharmacy” (Dispensary) of choice. From here, you will be able to buy medical marijuana products in Louisiana with your new medical marijuana certification.

When visiting your pharmacy of choice, the pharmacy will require both your:

  • Completed Physician Written Certification (the dispensary should have this information from your physician)
  • Physical ID or Photocopy of your Driver’s License / ID card


It is important to note, that your Name and Address on the application with the facility must match what is exactly listed on your Drivers / State ID card. Remember, to qualify for medical marijuana in Louisiana, you must have Louisiana residency. We recommend calling the dispensary of choice before your first visit to ensure the pharmacists on-site have completed your registration process for their location.

If you need help getting your electronic certification to your pharmacy of choice, we can directly email or contact your designated pharmacy for you! Remember, you will not be able to buy Louisiana medical marijuna without your mmj card.

You can renew your ID card up to 60 days before its expiration date. The renewal process is the same as the process you went through before to get your recommendation.

  • HB 135 was passed to allow marijuana pharmacies licensed in Louisiana to provide medical cannabis to patients from outside the state who have specific qualifying medical conditions. Additionally, it set forth the criteria for out-of-state patients to qualify for medical cannabis within Louisiana.
  • Act 439 provides immunity from prosecution for medical marijuana patients and exempts visiting qualifying patients from prosecution for certain violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Law
  • AH 629 prohibits the search of an individual’s residence without a warrant based on marijuana odor. Under this Act, the smell of cannabis alone cannot be a probable reason for law enforcement to search a person’s house without a warrant.

To read more about the latest Louisiana marijuana updates, click here.

Louisiana does not have an official caregiver registration license, but medical marijuana pharmacies will allow patients to authorize a selected person to purchase cannabis on their behalf.

Louisiana allows out-of-state patients with a valid medical marijuana card to purchase marijuana from a Louisiana pharmacy.

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