John Bel Edwards (D)


Took Office 2016
Term Expires 2023
NORML Grade: C-

2019 Enacted Legislation

Lawmakers initially approved legislation legalizing the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products in 2016; in 2019 regulators finally approved some of the state’s first operational dispensaries. Governor Bel Edwards also signed into law House Bill 358, which for the first-time allows patients to obtain herbal formulations of medical cannabis. (Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



Governor Bel Edwards remains opposed to legalizing and regulating activities specific to the adult use of marijuana. (Link)

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