May 19, 2016 Louisiana medical marijuana law

Louisiana Becomes the 25th Medical Marijuana State

On Thursday Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 271, a bill that makes Louisiana the first state in the south to create a comprehensive medical marijuana program. The new law replaces language in the current medical marijuana law that said physicians had to “prescribe” medical marijuana patients, something that is impossible under federal […]

Read more
May 11, 2016 medical marijuana louisiana

Louisiana Medical Marijuana Bill Approved by House, Returns to Senate for Concurrence

The Louisiana House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday (62-31) that would make the state the 25th in the nation — and the first in the South — to adopt a workable medical marijuana law. The measure has already been approved by the Senate, but will return for a concurrence vote before being sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who has indicated he would sign it.

Read more
April 26, 2016

Louisiana Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana Bill TOMORROW (Wed.) at 9 a.m. CT

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday morning on a bill that would establish a workable medical marijuana program that allows patients with serious illnesses to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Several local patients and advocates will be attending the hearing […]

Read more
March 21, 2015

Medical Marijuana Bill Filed in Lousiana

Louisiana State Representative Dalton Honore’ (D- East Baton Rouge) this week pre-filed a bill that would allow the use and distribution of marijuana for specific therapeutic purposes. Allowed treatments under the bill would include seizure disorders, glaucoma, cancer and the side effects from cancer treatment. Under the proposed law, only a doctor who “is a certified neurologist, […]

Read more
January 5, 2015

Louisiana Troopers Intercept 200 Pounds of Weed Headed for Atlanta

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. (WDSU) — A traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Hammond netted approximately 200 pounds of marijuana earlier this week. The Louisiana State Police said troopers arrested Texas resident Matthew Llanas Monday morning near on I-12 near mile marker 40. According to the LSP, troopers stopped the Ford truck he was driving after he […]

Read more
January 26, 2014

Two states in the Deep South consider legislation to ‘soften’ marijuana laws

The Raw Story reports that Republican governors in Texas and Louisiana have issued statements softening their stance on marijuana use and punishment. On Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry told an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that “I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a […]

Read more