Medical marijuana expansion awaiting Gov’s signature

Louisiana’s medical marijuana program will soon be able to offer smokable cannabis to patients under a bill passed Wednesday by lawmakers trying to give the state’s residents cheaper options to alleviate their medical conditions.

The legislation was sent to the governor’s desk with a 76-17 vote. Gov. Edwards has stated he will sign the legislation into law.

Currently, medical cannabis may be distributed in liquids, topical applications, inhalers and edible gummies. The expansion to a smokable form will start in January.

The bill is filed as House Bill 391

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