Louisiana Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Louisiana Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Louisiana’s large_15749_madmanogbud_1333590824Senate, with a 22 to 13 vote, has given approval to a proposal that would legalize medical cannabis, including state-licensed dispensaries.

If passed into law Senate Bill 143 would allow those with glaucoma, cancer and spastic quadriplegia who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use medical cannabis. Unfortunately, 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 – regulated by the Department of Pharmacy – which would supply the medicine to qualified patients. The dispensaries would be supplied by a licensed cultivation center.

Senate Bill 143 now heads to the state’s House of Representatives, where its passage will send it to Governor Bobby Jindal for consideration.



  • Anonymous
    May 5, 2015

    To hell with your oils. I want to be able to smoke cannabis flowers and hashish. I don’t want to vape or worse yet take the oil oil in a pill. To hell with the high cbd trash. I want my medicine to be smokeable and high thc.

  • Scott
    May 15, 2015

    I have real bad neuropathy, also I had 7 operations on my hips. I had two total hip replacements. I have a few revisions and dislocations. I’m in pain all the time, and I don’t take pain pills. I have a bad heart and I’m a Dibetic. Why people like me are not included in the bill.

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