Louisiana House Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

louisThe Louisiana House Committee on Health and Welfare has given approval to Senate Bill 143, a proposal to legalize the possession, use and state-sanctioned distribution of medical cannabis.

The bill, which has already passed the state’s full Senate with a 22 to 13 vote, would allow those with glaucoma, cancer and spastic quadriplegia who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis medicines. Unfortunately those with other conditions would not be able to use medical cannabis, and the measure would prohibit patients from actually smoking the medicine, though it would allow them to consume the plant through other methods such as vaporizers, oils, tinctures, edibles and topicals.

The bill would authorize ten medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state, which would be regulated by the Department of Pharmacy.

The bill is now up for a vote by the full House of Representatives. Its passage would send it to Governor Bobby Jindal for consideration. Jindal has indicated that as long as the proposal is restrictive – as it clearly is – he’ll sign it if given the chance.

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4 thoughts on “Louisiana House Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill”

  1. I have epilepsy and bi polar and intermittent explosive disorder because of the
    Epilepsy I have had this since I was 8 years old my 16 year old daughter
    Has RA and has had it since she was 4 why is it that we cannot have pot I mean people
    So not understand that other people live with all types of health problems
    My sister has lupus and chronic pain she has moved to Colorado just to be able to have some type
    Of relief from her pain LEAGILIZE IT FOR EVERYONE JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER STATES HAVE
    THE MONEY THAT THE STATE WOUOD MAKE WOULD FIX OUR ROADS AND GET THE STATE OUT OF DEBT

  2. So what about all the other diseases like epilepsy, autoimmune diseases like, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rhuematoid Arthritis, Parkinson Disease, Graves Disease, Over 80 autoimmune diseases exist. Mostly caused by inflammation. Just happens Cannabis is a plant with miraculous anti-inflammatory properties. I don’t see how just because my illness is not listed approved I am denied the chance to live. If only I’d been sick with Cancer not MS and Rhuematoid Arthritis I’d be given the gift of life. My diseases are non- curable Very debilitating and excruciatingly painful. This is clearly not acceptable nor humane. That hope should belong to all! Young and Old!!!
    Anyone Agree ?

  3. This is a croc. With all of the scientific evidence that our government has and has had for decades, LEGALIZE CANNABIS FOR GOD”S SAKE. Stop making nature illegal. Our government wants their hands in our cookie jars and I am sick of it !!!

    Sincerely ,
    Tammy Hantz
    Non Cannabis User

  4. as long as his buddies get to PROFIT OF SICK PEOPLE, he loves it… DEMAND THE RIGHT TO GROW YOUR OWN MEDICINE !

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