Medical marijuana in Louisiana has had a slow start but more medical marijuana health clinics are scheduled to open over the coming months. On monday it's reported that a new health clinic will be opening in northwest Louisiana. Medical cannabis in the state can only be sold as pills, a liquid base or a spray. Patients can qualify for the program if they are diagnosed with any of 14 conditions including cancer, glaucoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, PTSD and more.
Dr. Chad Rossitter, an internal medicine doctor in Acadiana, said he became interested in marijuana prescriptions because of his work and his family. Rossiter said he has lost family members to the opioid crisis. He says many of those additions occur because people are in pain.