Louisiana House Advances Measure to Legalize Hemp

Legislation to legalize hemp has been advanced by Louisiana’s House of Representatives, reports the Associated Press. The measure, which was filed by Representative Clay Schexnayder (R), would legalize growing and processing of industrial hemp in Louisiana, in line with what’s allowed under the 2018 federal Farm Bill for the relative of the marijuana plant. On Thursday … Read more

Louisiana Officials Remove 100-Patient Limit for Doctors Recommending Medical Cannabis

Louisiana state officials today nixed a regulation that prohibited physicians from recommending medical cannabis to more than 100 patients, while also easing renewal requirements for patients. Earlier today the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners, by a vote of 8 to 1, decided to remove an arbitrary rule that required physicians to stop recommending medical cannabis … Read more

Louisiana Governor Signs Bill Adding Six New Medical Cannabis Conditions Including Autism

Two bills that would add six new conditions to Louisiana’s medical marijuana program has been signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards. Governor Bel Edwards has signed both House Bill 579 and House Bill 627 into law. HB 579 adds glaucoma, severe muscle spasms, intractable  pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Parkinson’s disease to the state’s list … Read more

Louisiana Legislature Passes Proposals to Add Six New Medical Marijuana Conditions

Louisiana’s full legislature has passed legislation that would add five new conditions to the state’s medical marijuana program. They also passed separate legislation to allow medical marijuana for those with autism. Louisiana’s legislature has given final approval to both House Bill 579, and House Bill 627. The former would add glaucoma, severe muscle spasms, intractable  pain, … Read more

Louisiana Senate Passes Bill to Make Medical Marijuana Law Permanent

Louisiana’s full Senate has given approval to legislation that would make the state’s medical marijuana law permanent. House Bill 823, filed by Representative Vincent Pierre (D), was passed by the Senate in a 21 to 13 vote. The bill has already been approved by the House of Representatives 69 to 23. Given it was amended … Read more

Louisiana Senate Passes Measure to Allow Medical Marijuana for Autism

Louisiana’s full Senate has passed a bill that would allow those with autism spectrum disorders to become legal medical marijuana patients. The Senate passed House Bill 627 by a vote of 21 to 10. The measure has already passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 71 to 21. Given the Senate approved some minor amendments … Read more

Louisiana House, Senate Committee Approve Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for Autism

Louisiana’s Senate Health and Welfare Committee has passed a bill to allow those with autism spectrum disorders to become medical marijuana patients. Today’s vote on House Bill 627 by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee comes roughly a month after the measure was passed by the full House of Representatives in a 71 to 21 vote. The bill must … Read more

Louisiana House Passes Measure to Make Medical Cannabis Law Permanent

Louisiana’s full House of Representatives has given approval to legislation that would make the state’s medical cannabis law permanent. House Bill 823, filed by Representative Vincent Pierre (D), was passed by the House yesterday in a 69 to 23 vote. According to its official text, the measure; “Repeals the termination date of laws authorizing the … Read more

Louisiana House Votes to Significantly Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Louisiana’s full House of Representatives has voted to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. The House voted 60 to 39 yesterday to expand the list of qualifying  medical marijuana conditions. Filed by Representative Ted James, the House-approved legislation would add intractable pain, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe muscle spasms and Parkinson’s disease to the … Read more

Louisiana Committee Votes to Add Autism Spectrum Disorder to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

A Louisiana House committee has voted in favor of a bill to add autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. The House Health and Welfare Committee voted 9 to 4 last week to pass House Bill 627, sending it towards a vote by the full House of Representatives. The bill would expand … Read more