504 301-2363 PHONE


504 301-2363 PHONE


504 302-2320 FAX


504 500-1404 FAX


1667 Tchoupitoulas Street, Suite B., New Orleans, LA 70130

504 302-2320 FAX


5055 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006


504 500-1404 FAX


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Physicians (MDs and DOs) who would like to recommend medical marijuana treatment options to their patients must modify their Schedule 1 privileges on their Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) license with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.  Below are Frequently Asked Questions to assist physicians in this regard. 

Frequently Asked Questions: CDS Schedule 1 Designation for Therapeutic Marijuana Physician Recommendations 

Q: Why would a Physician need their CDS license modified to include Therapeutic Marijuana privileges?

A: Physicians must modify their CDS license to include Therapeutic Marijuana privileges in order to recommend medical marijuana to patients in the State of Louisiana. 

Q: Which state agency should I contact? 

A: The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. 

Q: What is the process like? 

A: Physicians should send a written request to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy to obtain Therapeutic Marijuana privileges. The Board will accept requests via email, fax, or mail. Email is the preferred method of contact. 

Q: Can you please provide sample language that should be included in my written request to the Board of Pharmacy? 

A: Yes, you can copy and paste the sample text below:  

“Please modify the Schedule I privileges on my personal CDS license (CDS.xxxxxx) to add therapeutic marijuana. Thanks!”

Q: Where should I send my written request? 

A: See table below. Email is the preferred method of contact. 






3388 Brentwood Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Q: Do you have any other important details to share? 

A: There is no fee to modify your CDS privileges. CDS privileges can be verified on the Board of Pharmacy website. You do not need to complete a separate registration or notify the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners in order to recommend medical marijuana to patients in Louisiana. No background check or fingerprinting is required. You must hold a current and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana.  

IMPORTANT – This information is provided as a courtesy to assist providers. Please refer to www.pharmacy.la.gov for official information and updates.



Medical Marijuana Dispensary

1667 Tchoupitoulas Street, Suite B. 
New Orleans, LA 70130
Located next to Sterling Express 
Phone: 504 301-2363
FAX: 504 302-2320

5055 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: 504-301-2363
FAX: (504) 500-1404



7240 Crowder Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70127
Located next door to Liberty Bank
Phone: 504 244-3784
FAX: 504 244-1808
Eastbank Site

Retail Pharmacy only


1951 Barataria Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072
Located Inside of Budget Saver Grocery
Phone: 504 349-3300
FAX: 504 349-3338
Westbank Site

Retail Pharmacy only



1522 St. Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
Located Inside of the Circle Food Store
Phone: 504 582-9050 
FAX: 504 582-9052

Retail Pharmacy only


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