2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 40 — Public health and safety
RS 40:1046 — Prescription of marijuana for therapeutic use; rules and regulations; secretary of health and hospitals


LA Rev Stat § 40:1046 What's This?

PART X-E. THERAPEUTIC USE OF MARIJUANA

§1046. Prescription of marijuana for therapeutic use; rules and regulations; secretary of health and hospitals

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part, a physician licensed to practice medicine in this state and who is also registered to prescribe Schedule I substances with the Drug Enforcement Administration may prescribe marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, or a chemical derivative of tetrahydrocannabinols for therapeutic use by patients clinically diagnosed as suffering from glaucoma, symptoms resulting from the administration of chemotherapy cancer treatment, and spastic quadriplegia in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the secretary of health and hospitals and in accordance with FDA and DEA administrative guidelines for procurement of the controlled substance from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

B. The secretary of health and hospitals, by January 1, 1992, shall promulgate rules and regulations, authorizing physicians licensed to practice in this state to prescribe marijuana for therapeutic use by patients as described in Subsection A of this Section.

Acts 1991, No. 874, §1; Acts 2006, No. 676, §3, eff. July 1, 2006.

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