Marijuana and Legislation

July 27, 2022 0 Comments

The Louisiana legislature has been busy in 2022 especially when it comes to medical marijuana. Recreational cannabis is still illegal in Louisiana, but current law has been expanded to accommodate the growing number of patients using medical marijuana and the businesses that support them. Here’s what you can expect. HB 135, Now Act 438 – […]

July 20, 2022 0 Comments

Many questions have come up about Delta-8 THC. You may have seen it in your local convenience store and been curious about it. You may wonder, ‘Is Delta-8 Legal in Louisiana?’, ‘Is Delta-8 safe?’, ‘What is Delta-8 anyway?’, ‘Is Delta-8 the same as dispensary cannabis?’ We’ll answer those questions and more in this article. What […]

July 14, 2022 4 Comments

Though there is currently no “official” reciprocity in Louisiana, there are several new laws going into effect on August 1st, 2022 that do provide some protection and limited reciprocity for medical marijuana patients. What is reciprocity? Regarding medical marijuana, reciprocity means if you hold a medical card in one state, you can continue to use […]

April 19, 2022 0 Comments

Though no legislation on marijuana research has reached President Joe Biden’s desk yet, there are bills making headway. Here’s an overview of the two that have the best chance of getting his signature. H.R. 5657 This bill cleared the House on Monday, April 4th. H.R. 5657 or the Medical Marijuana Research Act, is more expansive […]

March 18, 2022 0 Comments

The Louisiana 2022 Regular Legislative Session is active and will last through June 6th, 2022 but updates are already being published about the latest in marijuana legislation. One of the proposed legislation would increase the number of cultivation and pharmacy licenses in the state and allow nurse practitioners to recommend medical cannabis to patients, among […]

March 5, 2022 0 Comments

ANY DEBILITATING CONDITION QUALIFIES YOU FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN LOUISIANA In addition to the conditions listed below, HB No. 819 also allows doctors licensed to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana to recommend marijuana to their patients for the treatment of any debilitating condition. In 2018, there were 16 conditions that could qualify a patient […]

February 25, 2022 0 Comments

Grassroots movements have been around almost as long as humans have roamed the earth in groups. One voice can get some attention, but a group of unified voices can move mountains. WHAT IS A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT? The next time you’re in a crowd, look around. The faces you see have likely never been on a […]

February 11, 2022 0 Comments

Despite President Joe Biden’s promise during his campaign to push through marijuana legalization and decriminalization, he has yet to take any action and remains opposed to any federal legalization of recreational marijuana. State acceptance happened quickly. As of this writing, 18 states have legalized recreational and 36 have legalized medical marijuana — that makes up […]

December 12, 2021 0 Comments

When Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 391 into law, it was a very important day for medical marijuana advocates and patients in the state.  Of the 36 states that have effective medical marijuana laws, only two restrict patients to pills, oils, and other products derived from cannabis, but do not permit the […]

November 25, 2021 0 Comments

The Medical Marijuana Commission heard testimony on Thursday, November 18th, from patients, physicians, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Mike Strain, and Tabitha Irvin, Director of the Medical Marijuana Program under the Louisiana Department of Forestry. The Commission heard testimony from these groups in hopes and others of learning more about their experience with the […]

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