Louisiana Lawmakers Clear Bill to Expand Medical Cannabis Access

June 1, 2020, 1:09 AM

Doctors in Louisiana would be able to recommend medical marijuana for any patient, instead of only those seeking treatment for certain diseases and disorders, under a bill headed for the governor’s desk.

The bill (H.B. 819), by Rep. Larry Bagley (R), would authorize access to medical cannabis for any condition that a doctor “considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his medical education and training to treat.”

The Louisiana House on Sunday cleared the measure in a 74-16 vote, after agreeing to a Senate amendment that would require anyone dispensing medical marijuana to participate in ...

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