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Get approved today for a medical cannabis card in Louisiana, 100% online.

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How to Get a Medical Card in Louisiana in Minutes.

  • 1. Signup

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

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs. Once you’re approved, your doctor will upload your recommendation to the dispensary of your choice, much like a physician uploads a prescription.

  • 3. 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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Purchase from a Louisiana state-licensed dispensary to ensure you know exactly what's in your safe, tested medicine.
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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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Med patients in Louisiana receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a medical recommendation.
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Getting a recommendation is the only way to purchase or possess cannabis legally in Louisiana.
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Over 1.3 Million Patients Trust NuggMD

  • " Amazing, fast, simple, and straightforward. Would recommend to everyone"

    Kenny H.

    Kenny H.

    4 months ago
  • " 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!"

    Linda D.

    Linda D.

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  • " NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services."

    Rafael A.

    Rafael A.

    4 months ago
  • " I really appreciate the fast and easy navigation of the website. I was kept informed thru the whole process. It is reassuring to know I can have a stress-free experience with NuggMD"

    Claire K.

    Claire K.

    4 months ago
  • " 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

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 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.

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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 believe every Louisiana resident deserves 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 Louisiana medical cannabis patient is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and Louisiana legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient in the Pelican State.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of Louisiana-certified 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.


    Explore additional Louisiana patient FAQs.

  • 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.

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

  • Becoming a medical cannabis patient is the only way to purchase cannabis legally in Louisiana. Patients also gain access to additional benefits, such as increased protections and proper medical guidance for their condition and dosage.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost, risk-free Louisiana medical cannabis evaluations, and there’s no risk because you’re only billed if you’re approved for medical cannabis.

  • Patients can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of flower every 14 days or a 30-day supply of any other product types.

  • Patients can buy medical cannabis at any of the state’s nine dispensaries or their satellite locations once they open up. Recreational cannabis isn’t legal yet in the state.

  • 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.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. Once you’ve been approved and issued your certification, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a 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 back out 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.


    Learn more about Louisiana’s cannabis laws and regulations.