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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Louisiana House Approves Marijuana Research Resolution, Full Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana’s House of Representatives has passed House Resolution 1899, and the full legislature has approved Senate Bill 35. House Resolution 1899, sponsored by Representative Frank Hoffman, was passed by the House with a unanimous 93 to 0 vote. 12 member abstained from voting. According to its official legislative digest, House Resolution 189: “Urges and requests the …

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Louisiana House Approves Medical Cannabis Measure

The bill would make Louisiana the 25th state in the nation — and the first state in the South — to adopt a comprehensive medical cannabis law; Governor John Bel Edwards has indicated he will sign the bill if given the chance The Louisiana House of Representatives, in a 62 to 31 vote, approved a …

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Louisiana Governor Signs Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis, Reduce Cannabis Penalties

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law two measures to legalize the medical use of cannabis, and to significantly reduce the penalties for cannabis possession. House Bill 149 reduces the penalty for someone caught possessing up to 14 grams of cannabis to a maximum sentence of 15 days in jail, whereas it’s currently a …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Passed by Louisiana House of Representatives

Senate Bill 143, which would legalize the medical use of cannabis for those with certain medical conditions, has been passed by the Louisiana House of Representatives with a 70 to 29 vote. The bill has already passed the Senate 22 to 13, but will head back for one final vote as it was amended slightly …

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