Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access Program Moves Forward

Baton Rouge, LA: Governor John Bel Edwards has signed legislation, Senate Bill 35, providing explicit legal protections for those involved in activities related to the state’s nascent medical cannabis access program.

Lawmakers passed legislation in 2016 establishing a framework for the program, which allows physicians to recommend non-smoked preparations of cannabis to patients with cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other disorders.

Last week, the Board of Supervisors at Louisiana State University entered an agreement with a private contractor to have medical cannabis grown at its Agricultural Center.

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.