The LSU/GB Sciences medical marijuana product has been approved for distribution by the Department of Agriculture and select pharmacies will have access to it by Tuesday.
Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says the treatment has undergone extensive testing for contaminants and consistency, and they’re confident it’s ready for public consumption.
“There were about 4,700 vials produced, and that’s how it is being dispensed. From that 4,700 bottles, we sampled 28.”
The Advocate reports the product will cost about 90 to 200 dollars a bottle at the Baton Rouge-based pharmacy.
Only those with a specific set of diseases approved by the Legislature will be allowed access to medical marijuana. Strain says that includes HIV, intractable pain, Cachexia, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, spasticity, severe muscle spasms, Parkinson’s, glaucoma, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Crohn’s disease, and Muscular Dystrophy.
You can only get those prescriptions from physicians who have been approved by the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners. “They will give you a recommendation upon examination, and if you fit within these categories then you can take it to a medical marijuana pharmacy.” said Strain who adds you can get the list of participating doctors and pharmacies online at the board’s website.