Big news this week in Louisiana’s medical marijuana world!
On Tuesday, June 22, Gov. Edwards signed a bill into law that will let patients in our state’s medical cannabis program legally buy smokable marijuana from the state’s licensed marijuana dispensaries.
Previously, the dispensaries could only sell non-smokable forms of marijuana, like gummies and inhalers. The new law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. And last year, the governor signed a bill that allows doctors to recommend marijuana for a wider range of conditions than included in the original 2015 law.
So that brings us to the question of the day: Will Blue Cross pay for your medical marijuana? The short answer is that while medical marijuana is becoming more accepted by the State of Louisiana and around the country, it has a long way to go before it could be covered on your insurance. Check out this video we produced back in 2018. The answer still stands!