Medical Marijuana Alert: Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners Removes Patient Cap for Medical Marijuana Providers, 90 Day Follow Up Regulation

Recently, the Louisiana Stated Board of Medical Examiners voted to remove a cap limiting physicians to 100 medical marijuana patients.  The cap was removed in response to concerns that therapeutic cannabis patients will have difficulty receiving medical marijuana when it becomes available.

The Board also removed a regulation requiring patients to see their doctors every 90 days to continue their access to therapeutic cannabis.  Recommendations for therapeutic cannabis will be treated as any other drug or medication in that the patient’s doctor will be responsible in how to treat the patient rather than a blanket rule.

If you have any questions regarding the legal developments regarding Louisiana's medical marijuana program, please do not hesitate to contact our firm.

          Author:   Keith J. Fernandez, W. Scott Keaty, and Joshua G. McDiarmid
          Practice Area:  Medical Marijuana Law
          Date:  September 18, 2018

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