Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to Sign Bill Expanding State's Medical Marijuana Program

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to Sign Bill Expanding State's Medical Marijuana Program

Gov. Edwards has agreed to allow more Louisiana residents the option of using medical marijuana to treat their ailments.

June 4, 2018

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to allow more Louisiana residents the option of using medical marijuana to treat their ailments.

The governor's spokesman Richard Carbo said Edwards was signing the expansion proposal into law Saturday (June 2), a few months ahead of when therapeutic cannabis is expected to be available to patients in the state.

The bill is by Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat. It adds glaucoma, severe muscle spasms, intractable pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and Parkinson's disease to the list of diseases and disorders eligible for medicinal-grade cannabis.

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