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How to Get a Medical Card in Louisiana in Minutes.


Fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

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Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

Get Approved

Once you’re approved, your doctor will upload your recommendation to the dispensary of your choice, much like a physician uploads a prescription.

Receive Your Recommendation

Getting your recommendation with NuggMD is fast and easy, and you can purchase and possess medical marijuana as soon as your physician has uploaded your recommendation to the dispensary. Your Louisiana recommendation is good for one year.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Louisiana?
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Medical marijuana doctors in Louisiana can help patients find the best method of administration and dosage for their condition.
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Purchase from a state-licensed dispensary to ensure you know exactly what's in your safe, tested medicine.
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Med patients receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a Louisiana medical card.
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Getting a recommendation is the only way to purchase or possess cannabis legally in Louisiana.
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  • "The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

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  • "They are super efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. Doctor was super friendly and helpful and I was approved within minutes. NuggMD made getting my medical cannabis card a breeze! Highly recommend!!"

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Qualifying conditions in Louisiana

Louisiana doesn’t have a set list of qualifying conditions. Instead, the decision is up to the doctor. A doctor may recommend cannabis for any condition that they consider to be debilitating.

The state has also listed the following qualifying conditions

  • Cancer.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome.
  • Seizure disorders.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Spasticity.
  • Severe muscle spasms.
  • Intractable pain.
  • Crohn’s disease.
  • Muscular dystrophy.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Traumatic brain injury.
  • A concussion diagnosed by a physician.
  • Chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia.
  • Chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease.
  • Any condition for which a patient is receiving hospice care or palliative care.
  • 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.

Any of the following neurodegenerative diseases and conditions

  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Huntington’s disease.
  • Lewy body dementia.
  • Motor neuron disease.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Any of the following conditions associated with autism spectrum disorder

  • Repetitive or self-stimulatory behavior of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized.
  • Avoidance of others or inability to communicate of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized.
  • Self-injuring behavior.
  • Physically aggressive or destructive behavior.

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Louisiana

Louisiana doesn’t have a process for patients to appoint caregivers yet.

How to register for a med card in Louisiana

You don’t need to register for a medical marijuana card in Louisiana. Simply get your medical marijuana evaluation from a Louisiana state-licensed nurse practitioner or physician, and they’ll upload your recommendation to the dispensary if you’re approved.

All you need to bring to the dispensary is a copy of your driver’s license or identification card.

How to renew your med card in Louisiana

You must renew your medical marijuana recommendation every year in Louisiana.  If you use NuggMD to get your rec, we’ll send you a reminder when it’s time to renew. 

Here is the general process:

  • We’ll send an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with your state-licensed medical practitioner,
  • Your doctor will upload your renewal to the dispensary, 
  • Continue your treatment as recommended by your practitioner.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by for your renewal.

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The NuggMD Promise

We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.


Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • To qualify for medical marijuana in Louisiana, you must be a Louisiana resident and have a condition that your physician considers to be debilitating.

  • Louisiana allows cannabis recommendations for any medical condition that the doctor considers to be debilitating.

  • You may be. Louisiana has a list of qualifying conditions but also allows the recommendation of cannabis for any conditions that the physician considers to be debilitating.

  • Becoming a medical cannabis patient is the only way to purchase cannabis legally in Louisiana.

  • It only costs $179 to get a Louisiana MMJ evaluation with NuggMD, and there’s no risk because you’re only billed if you’re approved for medical cannabis.

  • No, Louisiana’s current legislation doesn’t require health insurance companies to cover medical cannabis.

  • You’re not required to get a medical marijuana card in Louisiana. Instead, your purchase is similar to picking up a prescription at the pharmacy. Your doctor will send your recommendation to the dispensary, and you’ll use your ID to pick up your medicine. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for your recommendation to be processed.

  • When you get your evaluation with NuggMD, there’s no risk to you. You are ONLY charged if you are approved.

  • A refund is available until your approval is entered into the system. Before your approval is entered, you are free to request a refund. Simply send an email to with the subject line “refund request.” Please include a brief description of your issue in the body of the email. NuggMD wants to be sure that you’re 100% satisfied with your service, since you, the customer, are the most important part of our business. Once the refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach out to customer support for further assistance.

  • Absolutely! You can see any doctor you choose for your renewal evaluation. When you transfer to NuggMD, be sure to bring your medical records to help your friendly NuggMD practitioner provide a thorough and complete evaluation.

  • Louisiana doesn’t issue medical marijuana cards to its patients. That said, you can ask for a copy of your recommendation. Whether another state accepts your documentation is up to the state you’re visiting. Some states require that you see an in-state physician and register as a visiting patient. Other states allow you to possess but not purchase cannabis. Check with the state you’re traveling to at least 30 days before you leave so you can plan ahead. For your convenience, we provide a regularly updated roundup of state reciprocity laws.

  • You won’t receive a medical marijuana card in Louisiana. Rather, your doctor will submit your recommendation directly to your dispensary of choice like a prescription. You’ll be entered into a statewide registration system and can ask for a copy of your recommendation if needed. You’ll need a Louisiana-issued identification card or driver’s license to get your evaluation and to purchase cannabis at the dispensary.