420 with CNW – Louisiana Governor Signs Off on Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

June 19, 2020 03:25:02

Last week, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill that will allow Louisiana residents to get medical marijuana for any debilitating condition their doctors see fit. Sponsored by Rep. Larry Bagley, the medical marijuana expansion bill significantly expands beyond the 14 specific medical conditions that qualify patients for medical cannabis. As of August 1, patients will be able to purchase medical marijuana as long as they have a condition deemed by their doctor as debilitating.

Originally, the marijuana expansion bill would only have added traumatic brain injuries and concussions as qualifying conditions. However, it was amended in committee to include several other medical conditions as well as language stipulating that cannabis can be recommended…


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