MORE PATIENTS ALLOWED - Yesterday, Louisiana's State Board of Medical Examiners voted 8-1 to remove a cap established in 2016 that limited physicians to dispense medical marijuana to only 100 approved patients per physician. The move came as concerns arose regarding bottlenecks to patient access as only 48 doctors have submitted applications for the Louisiana permit required to recommend medical cannabis, with 31 approved so far. Even without a patient cap, concerns still exist about whether enough doctors will dispense medical marijuana to make it easily accessible to eligible patients. Dr. Victor Chou of Baton Rouge is one of the 31 doctors approved to dispense medical marijuana, he explained his experience to the board.
"I registered my first 100 patients within two-weeks of opening my clinic. I currently have a waiting list of 700 patients."
That audio was courtesy of WAFB TV in New Orleans. With so few doctors dispensing Medical Marijuana, the state medical examiners board lifted the cap. Medical cannabis should become available to Louisiana patients in November.