Louisiana Medical Marijuana Patients Gain Safe Access to Smokable Weed

State lawmakers in Louisiana approved a bill on Wednesday that allows patients in the state’s medical marijuana program to access smokable forms of cannabis. The measure, House Bill 391, was approved in the Louisiana House of Representatives by a vote of 76 to 17 after being approved by the state…

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What are the Chances Louisiana Goes Legal Weed in 2021 after House Vote?

Everyone wonders what the future holds for the cannabis industry in Louisiana. Seeing that a few weeks ago, the House passed a bill that would reduce the penalties for the recreational use of marijuana. The personal use of marijuana has been illegal for a very long time not only in…

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Marijuana Legalization Update – Nebraska, Louisiana, Hawaii, New Mexico, and South Carolina News

Here are the latest updates on cannabis legalization in the United States. A few weeks ago, the Hawaiin Lawmakers unanimously voted on a proposal that ensures the state’s medical cannabis program is left under the state’s jurisdiction. With the approval of this resolution, the federal government will no longer be…

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Louisiana Bill, HB 434, To Tax Potential Recreational Cannabis Fails In Congress

Louisianans will likely have to wait at least another year before the state legalizes marijuana, after HB 434 was rejected on Tuesday in the legislature. Per local television station and news source WDSU, the proposed legislation “would have taxed recreational marijuana if the state ever legalized it,” but the bill…

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Louisiana House Approves HB 652, A Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that effectively decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. Under the measure, House Bill 652 (HB 652), possession of up to 14 grams (about a half an ounce) of cannabis would be punished by only a fine of up to…

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Louisiana House backs expansion of medical marijuana program

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, as the product nears availability within months. The House voted 60-39 Thursday to add more conditions to the list of diseases and disorders eligible for marijuana treatment. Rep. Ted James’ proposal would include glaucoma, severe muscle…

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Louisiana doctors (very) slowly applying for medical marijuana permits

Published: Dec 19, 2017, 3:02 pm • Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 3:02 pm By The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — The number of doctors who have applied for permission to dispense medical marijuana is edging upward, as the estimated summer start of the program gets closer. In October, only…

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Only two Louisiana doctors have signed up to offer medical marijuana

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 3:51 pm By Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s medical marijuana program is edging closer to kickoff, but doctors have been slow to embrace the new medication option. Only two doctors have applied for the…

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Key first step for Louisiana medical marijuana: Grower approved for LSU

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 7:14 pm • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 7:14 pm By Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — The first medical marijuana production deal struck in Louisiana is expected to bring the state’s flagship university at least $ 3.4 million over five years, under terms…

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