Medical Marijuana Specialist

Primary Care Practice located in Lafayette, LA
Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana services offered in Lafayette, LA

Medical marijuana has been a wonderful resource for many residents of Lafayette, Louisiana, who are living with certain medical conditions. For those who are exploring getting their medical marijuana card, family medicine physician Patrick Moore, MD, of Moore Healthcare Group can help. To find out how natural medicine like marijuana can help you, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Medical Marijuana Q&A

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana is derived from certain components of the Cannabis sativa. Also called medical cannabis, it’s used to relieve symptoms of a wide range of health conditions. 

The Cannabis sativa plant contains numerous chemical compounds, not all of which create the “high” commonly associated with marijuana use. There are multiple ways to use this plant for medicinal purposes. 

Many people choose medical marijuana because they want to find relief from their symptoms from a natural plant product, as opposed to traditional pharmaceutical options. Others have tried many different forms of drug therapy and other treatments without achieving the desired results.   

What conditions are approved for treatment using medical marijuana?

The state of Louisiana has approved medical marijuana for use in certain circumstances. Some of the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Concussion

The law also provides for physicians to recommend marijuana as a treatment for “any condition determined to improve with the use of cannabis.” 

What is the process for getting a medical marijuana card in Louisiana?

The process begins with a scheduled visit to Moore Healthcare Group. When you arrive for your visit, you’ll discuss the details of your medical record, as well as the issues you’re currently experiencing. Dr. Moore can determine if you qualify for medical marijuana during your visit and can also discuss all available treatment paths. 

Purchasing medical marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary ensures you’re receiving a product that is grown and monitored through the agricultural departments of either Louisiana State University or Southern University. Medical marijuana is sold in a variety of strains, blends, and levels of potency. Dr. Moore can help you decide which products are the best fit.

If you decide to move forward with medical marijuana, Dr. Moore sends your physician-written certificate directly to the dispensary. The name on your state-issued identification card must match the name on your certificate because the certificate acts as your authorization to purchase medical marijuana. 

To find out how medical marijuana can help you, call Moore Healthcare Group or book an appointment online today.