On Friday, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved bills that would significantly expand the state’s medical cannabis program. Residents suffering from debilitating conditions, especially those who cannot access medical marijuana, will now be happy to know that the medical marijuana program will have its list of qualifying conditions expanded to fit a wider range of ailments. Dispensaries will also be allowed to deliver marijuana products directly to the patients’ homes.
Both bills were sponsored by Rep. Larry Bagley, with his medical condition expansion bill passed 76-15 and the delivery bill was approved 80-15. This comes a week after a Louisiana House Committee approved both bills as well as several other cannabis expansion bills and sent them to the full House for debate. In a broad sense, the expansion bill will permit doctors to issue recommendations for any debilitating condition instead of the short list of conditions that is currently…
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