Therapeutic Marijuana (TM) is available in Louisiana for citizens who have a debilitating medical condition (DMC). However, marijuana remains classified as a Schedule I narcotic and is still subject to the oversight and enforcement of criminal, civil, and administrative law and regulation by federal authorities. In addition, TM is not approved by the U.S. FDA and there is very little evidence-based literature available to guide or support its use even with the population who have a DMC.
This toolkit has been created to provide organizations with sample tools such as policies, acknowledgment and information on TM that will help in the development of organizational processes and policies. We have also provided links and information for healthcare providers to literature on the topic to assist with managing patients who may be using or requesting TM.