Accurate Education – Marijuana (Cannabis)

Marijuana (Cannabis)

The use of marijuana for recreational or medical purposes remains highly controversial. While Louisiana has recently passed new legislation legalizing medical marijuana (cannabis), it is likely to not be fully implemented until late 2017 or 2018.

See below for more information about Medical Marijuana in LA


Due to the current legal status of marijuana and guidelines establishd by the LA State Board of Medical Examiners, the use of marijuana cannot be allowed in our opioid pain management program. Patients in this program are advised they must discontinue use of cannabis or be terminated from opioid management. Discontinuing chronic use of cannabis products may be difficult and may be associated with withdrawal symptoms.


See also:

Marijuana – Discontinuing Use

Marijuana Addiction – Cannabis Use Disorder



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Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) in Louisiana

While Louisiana has recently passed new legislation legalizing medical marijuana (cannabis), it is likely to not be fully implemented until 2017 or 2018. Amongst other hurdles, a state-sanctioned grower needs to be determined and developed, along with 10 distributors.


As the current form of legislation dictates, medical marijuana appears to be limited to the following conditions, although this list may expand:


  1. Spastic Quadriplegia
  2. Chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer
  3. Certain seizure disorders
  5. Muscular Dystrophy
  6. Multiple Sclerosis


As it appears now, “medical use” will not include chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia or many of the other common complaints for which cannabis is often used. Furthermore, it appears likely that both opioids and cannabis will not be allowed to be prescribed to the same person.



Medical Marijuana – Louisiana

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  2. louisiana-2016-sb180-chaptered
  3. medical-marijuana-in-louisiana-who-will-get-access-june-2015
  4. now-in-effect-louisiana-medical-marijuana-law-shields-patients-and-caregivers-from-prosecution-aug-5-2016
  5. La house committee passes bill to allow medical marijuana prescription 4-5 2018


Medical Marijuana – Colorado

  1. The Clinical Conundrum of Medical Marijuana – 2017

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