Wyoming and Arkansas Governors Sign Bills to Nullify FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill Patients

Arkansas Governorfda Asa Hutchinson and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead have both signed into law bills that nullify some FDA (Food and Drug Administration) restrictions that prevent terminally ill patients from using experimental treatments.

Senate Bill 4 (Arkansas) and Senate File 3 (Wyoming) would both allow a patient suffering from a terminal disease who has considered all other approved treatment options to try experimental treatments or drugs not yet approved by the FDA if recommended by a physician.

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Legislative Proposal to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Louisiana, Would Allow Unlimited Possession

Legislationlouisiana to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older has been filed in Louisiana’s House of Representatives.

House Bill 117, filed by Representative Dalton Honoré, would explicitly legalize the possession, use and distribution of cannabis for recreational purposes. The measure would establish no specific possession limits, meaning it would legalize the possession of an unlimited amount of cannabis. This is in contrast to many recent legalization efforts, but would put cannabis on the same field of legality as alcohol and tobacco, where any amount is legal to possess.

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Poll: 60% of Louisiana Voters Support Decriminalizing Cannabis

A new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling has found that a majority of Louisianalouisianaseal voters are in favor of legalizing medical cannabis, as well a decriminalizing cannabis possession.

According to the poll, 60% of voters in Louisiana support removing criminal penalties for someone caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis for the first time, making it instead a simple $50 or $100 ticket. Majority support was found in all age groups, including 52% of those aged 65 and older.

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