Medical marijuana is coming to Louisiana: Here’s when, and what you should know

Louisiana’s medical marijuana program has started falling into place. The nine dispensaries have been licensed. The Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners is in the process of licensing physicians interested in recommending medical cannabis. Lawmakers in the state senate just approved two bills that will widely expand the patient base who can use the medication to those with chronic pain, severe autism and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), among other conditions.

Meanwhile, New Orleans has just hosted the largest gathering of business owners in the marijuana industry this week.

Louisiana is one of 29 states who have legalized medical marijuana. Nine others have legalized recreational marijuana.

As the state’s medical marijuana program falls into place. here is what you need to know:

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