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It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I unless
such substance was obtained directly, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order, from a practitioner or as provided in R.S. 40:978, while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this Part http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2009/rs/title40/rs40-966.html
PART X-E. THERAPEUTIC USE OF MARIJUANA
§1046. Prescription of marijuana for therapeutic use; rules and regulations; secretary of health and hospitals
A. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part, a physician licensed to practice medicine in this state and who is also registered to prescribe Schedule I substances with the Drug Enforcement Administration may prescribe marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, or a chemical derivative of tetrahydrocannabinols for therapeutic use by patients clinically diagnosed as suffering from glaucoma, symptoms resulting from the administration of chemotherapy cancer treatment, and spastic quadriplegia in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the secretary of health and hospitals and in accordance with FDA and DEA administrative guidelines for procurement of the controlled substance from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
B. The secretary of health and hospitals, by January 1, 1992, shall promulgate rules and regulations, authorizing physicians licensed to practice in this state to prescribe marijuana for therapeutic use by patients as described in Subsection A of this Section.
Acts 1991, No. 874, §1; Acts 2006, No. 676, §3, eff. July 1, 2006. http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2009/rs/title40/rs40-991.html
Controlled dangerous substances in Schedules I and II shall be distributed only pursuant to an order form. http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2009/rs/title40/rs40-977.html
§991. Prescription for controlled dangerous substances; proof of valid prescription; time period for raising defense; notice to prosecution http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2009/rs/title40/rs40-991.html
(31) "Practitioner" means a physician, dentist, veterinarian, scientific investigator, pharmacy, hospital, or other person licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or administer a controlled dangerous substance in the course of professional practice or research in this state.
(32) "Prescribe" means to issue a written request or order for a controlled dangerous substance by a person licensed under this Part for a legitimate medical purpose. The act of prescribing must be in good faith and in the usual course of the licensee's professional practice.
(33) "Prescription" means a written request for a drug or therapeutic aid issued by a licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, osteopath, or podiatrist for a legitimate medical purpose, for the purpose of correcting a physical, mental, or bodily ailment, and acting in good faith in the usual course of his professional practice. http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2009/rs/title40/rs40-961.html
Licensing Requirements http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2009/rs/title40/rs40-973.html 2009 Louisiana Laws TITLE 40 Public health and safety :: RS 40:973 Licensing requirements
§973. Licensing requirements
A. Every person who manufactures, distributes, or dispenses any controlled dangerous substance within this state or who proposes to engage in the manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of any controlled dangerous substance within this state, shall obtain a license issued by the Board of Pharmacy in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by it.
B. The following persons shall not be required to obtain a license and may lawfully possess controlled dangerous substances under the provisions of this part:
(1) An agent, or an employee thereof, of any registered manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser of any controlled dangerous substance if such agent is acting in the usual course of his business or employment;
(2) A common or contract carrier or warehouseman, or an employee thereof, whose possession of any controlled dangerous substance is in the usual course of his business or employment;
(3) An ultimate user or person in possession of any controlled dangerous substance pursuant to a lawful order of a practitioner.
C. The Board of Pharmacy may, by regulation, waive the requirement for licensing of certain manufacturers, distributors, or dispensers if it finds it consistent with the public health and safety.
D. A separate license shall be required at each principal place of business or professional practice where the applicant manufactures, distributes, or dispenses controlled dangerous substances.
E. The Board of Pharmacy is authorized to inspect the establishment of a licensee or applicant for licensing in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by it.
F.(1) Any person licensed by the Board of Pharmacy to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled dangerous substances shall submit to the Board of Pharmacy data on transactions involving the disbursement of Schedule II controlled dangerous substances to licensed Louisiana registrants except as provided in R.S. 40:972 and 988(B).
(2) The Board of Pharmacy is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this Subsection including but not limited to the scope of such data, the form in which it is to be submitted, and the time requirements for such submission.
G.(1) The Board of Pharmacy shall disseminate its findings concerning possible violations to the respective boards for action in correcting violations on the part of licensed Louisiana registrants.
(2)(a) Such supervisory board shall receive the findings of the Board of Pharmacy concerning possible violations and shall disseminate such findings to the respective boards for action in correcting violations on the part of licensed Louisiana registrants.
(b) All expenses for the operation of the supervisory board shall be borne by the licensing boards which make up said supervisory boards.
Added by Acts 1972, No. 634, §1. Amended by Acts 1978, No. 786, §5, eff. July 17, 1978; Acts 1984, No. 702, §1; Acts 1989, No. 662, §5, eff. July 7, 1989; Acts 2006, No. 834, §1.
Authority to Control "Dangerous Substances" http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2009/rs/title40/rs40-962.html
2009 Louisiana Code TITLE 40 Public health and safety :: RS 40:1024 Exceptions; defenses
§1024. Exceptions; defenses
A. Any provision of law to the contrary herein notwithstanding, the provisions of this Part shall not apply to the manufacture, sale, distribution, or advertisement of any product or object designed and sold primarily for scientific research, industrial, veterinary, or agricultural purposes, or for bona fide medical or clinical use.
B. It shall be an affirmative defense
that the person to whom the drug related object or advertisement or notice was distributed had a prescription from a licensed medical practitioner or psychiatrist for marijuana
or the controlled substance for which the object is primarily intended to be used. It is also an affirmative defense that the drug related object was designed or marketed as useful primarily for veterinary or agricultural purposes. http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=410560
Added by Acts 1980, No. 669, §1; Acts 2006, No. 676, §3, eff. July 1, 2006.
§991. Prescription for controlled dangerous substances; proof of valid prescription; time period for raising defense; notice to prosecution A. An individual who claims possession of a valid prescription for any controlled dangerous substance as a defense to a violation of the provisions of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law shall have the obligation to produce sufficient proof of a valid prescription to the appropriate prosecuting office.Production of the original prescription bottle with the defendant’s name, the pharmacist’s name, and prescription number shall be sufficient proof of a valid prescription as provided for in this Section.B. As used in this Section, “controlled dangerous substance” shall have the meaning as provided in R.S.40:961(7) and “prescription” shall have the same meaning as provided in R.S. 40:961(33).C. Any individual who claims the defense of a valid prescription for any controlled dangerous substance shall raise the defense before commencement of the trial through a motion to quash.http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2011/rs/title40/rs40-991/