Marijuana and Legislation

November 3, 2022 0 Comments

Employment and medical marijuana in Louisiana If job security is a reason you haven’t signed up for medical marijuana, the state is moving towards legal protection for physician-recommended marijuana in the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Employment and Medical Marijuana Task Force met on Tuesday, October 18th, in just one of a series of meetings […]

October 11, 2022 0 Comments

by Jane Bowlin-Burt The media blew up last week with news that President Joe Biden had finally made a move on the marijuana front. The announcement stated that the President had “prioritized” marijuana on a federal level and stated his “three-step plan.” First, he is intending to pardon all prior Federal offenses of simple possession […]

October 9, 2022 0 Comments

People who are interested in using medical marijuana to treat chronic conditions have a lot of questions. The United States spent the years between 1937 and 1996 hammering into the heads of Americans what a frightening and dangerous drug marijuana was. It wasn’t until 1996, when California legalized marijuana that it finally started down the […]

September 29, 2022 0 Comments

There are a lot of good things happening with the Louisiana medical marijuana program. The Legislature listened to patient input and made a comprehensive overhaul of the medical marijuana laws to address many of the known problems holding back the program and limiting patient access. Patients will have greater access to healthcare providers through the […]

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 […]

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