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Want Legal Pot in Louisiana? Only 2 Doctors Will be Able Make it Happen

Marijuana Grow Near Albany For State's Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
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More than 2 years ago, Louisiana decided to join the majority of states and territories in the U.S. that have legalized Marijuana for medical purposes.  Delay after delay have kept patients from being able to start the process of obtaining this medicine.  Now, according to Nola.com, only 2 doctors in the state have even applied for the necessary medical Marijuana permits at this point – and, only one of those has been approved.  The approved doctor is in Baton Rouge – information about the other physician, whose application is under review by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, is not publicly available until the review process is over.

Experts expect that number to rise dramatically next year, but offered no explanation for the lack of interest right now.  The medicinal Marijuana products should be available for patients by the summer of 2018 according to the agricultural centers at LSU and Southern University – the only licensed cultivators in the state.  First, patients will have to obtain a written suggestion for the drug from their doctor.

I say suggest because at this point, physicians will only be issuing a “recommendation form” for patients that require the medicine.  This is a step to ensure that doctors don’t put their license in jeopardy due to the fact that this is all still technically illegal as far as Federal Law is concerned.

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