Louisiana AG Clarifies Telemedicine Rules

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By Deb Tharp Published January 12th

A January 6 opinion from Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry permits patients in the state to receive a medical marijuana recommendation via telemedicine. According to the letter,

Stated succinctly, neither Louisiana’s statutory law nor the regulations promulgated by
LSBME currently require physicians to conduct an in-person visit prior to recommending
therapeutic marijuana to a patient through telemedicine.

Previous interpretations of state law required an in-person patient history or physical examination before physicians could recommend therapeutic marijuana.

With this latest guidance, patients are now eligible to receive a medical cannabis recommendation online, provided they are meeting with a qualified medical practitioner approved by the state of Louisiana.

Read the full text below.

Opinion 22-0138

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