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Frequently Asked Questions

Having a basic understanding about Medical Marijuana can be beneficial in determining if it can be a viable treatment for those with qualifying conditions. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions about Medical Marijuana.


What is in Medical Marijuana?

Medical Marijuana products contain both THC and CBD, which have various therapeutic benefits. For most medical conditions, the synergistic effect often results in a better outcome for the patient. THC activates the CBD, and even small doses of THC combined with CBD can improve the efficacy of the medicine.

Products will list strengths of both THC and CBD to enable accurate dosing and also potential allergens and other ingredients used in the manufacturing process.


What conditions are legally treatable with Medical Marijuana?

Conditions that are treatable with Medical Marijuana in the state of Louisiana include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cancer, Chronic Intractable Pain, Crohn’s Disease, Epilepsy /Seizure Disorders, Glaucoma, HIV / AIDSMultiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Spasticity /Severe Muscle Spasms, and Wasting Syndrome /Cachexia.

Click here for more information about conditions that are treatable with Medical Marijuana.


How do I become a Medical Marijuana patient?

To become a Medical Marijuana patient, you must have at least one of the above listed qualifying conditions as defined by Louisiana state law. Then, you must get an evaluation and recommendation from Modern Medicine, where we have physicians licensed to recommend medical marijuana.

Patients are not required to have a referral but having a copy of your medical records will speed up the patient evaluation process.


Do I need a referral to be seen as a patient?

No, patients are not required to have a referral, but having a copy of your medical records will speed up the patient evaluation process.


Which dosage forms of Medical Marijuana are allowed?

The legal forms of Medical Marijuana in Louisiana, approved by the legislature, are oils, extracts, tinctures, sprays, capsules, pills, solutions, suspensions, gelatin-based chewables, lotions, transdermal patches, suppositories, and metered-dose inhalation.


How much does Medical Marijuana cost and is it covered by my insurance?

Medical Marijuana is not covered by insurance. Costs can vary depending on your recommendation, strength, and dosage form. Currently, we can only accept cash for payment. However, we hope to be accepting credit and debit cards for payment in the near future.


How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment at Modern Medicine, you can call us during our regular business hours. We are open Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00PM.


When do I get my Medical Marijuana?

Modern Medicine, SWLA’s leading provider of Medical Marijuana, does not dispense any product.

After your evaluation, our physicians can recommend Medical Marijuana as a course of treatment and this recommendation can be fulfilled at one of the nine Medical Marijuana pharmacies in Louisiana.

In our region, Medicis Pharmacy is the where you can fulfill a Medical Marijuana recommendation.