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Now in Effect: Louisiana Laws Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

Now in Effect: Louisiana Laws Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Today, two laws that expand the state’s medical marijuana program and further nullify federal cannabis prohibition in the Pelican State went into effect. Rep. Ted James (D-Baton Rouge) sponsored House Bill 579 (HB579). The new law expands access to medical marijuana to individuals suffering from glaucoma, severe muscle…

Signed as Law: Louisiana Expands Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

Signed as Law: Louisiana Expands Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

BATON ROUGE, La. (Jun. 13, 2018) – Earlier this month, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed two bills into law that expand the state’s medical marijuana program. This will further nullify federal cannabis prohibition in the Pelican State. Rep. Ted James (D-Baton Rouge) sponsored House Bill 579 (HB579). The new law expands access to medical marijuana…

To the Governor’s Desk: Louisiana Bills Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

To the Governor’s Desk: Louisiana Bills Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 21, 2018) – Last week, the Louisiana House gave final approval to three bills that would relax restrictions on medical marijuana for qualifying patients. Enactment of this legislation into law would further nullify marijuana prohibition in effect in the Pelican State. Rep. Rodney Lyons (D-Harvey) introduced House Bill 627 (HB627) with…

Louisiana Senate Passes Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

Louisiana Senate Passes Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 14, 2018) – Last Wednesday, the Louisiana Senate passed three bills that would relax restrictions on medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state. Final passage of these bills would further nullify federal drug laws in the Pelican State. Rep. Rodney Lyons (D-Harvey) introduced House Bill 627 (HB627) with 27 bipartisan…

Louisiana Committees Pass Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

Louisiana Committees Pass Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 4, 2018) – On Wednesday, three bills that would relax restrictions on medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state were approved in their Senate committees. Passage of these bills would further nullify federal drug laws in the Pelican State. Rep. Rodney Lyons (D-Harvey) introduced House Bill 627 (HB627) with 27…

Louisiana House Passes Bill to Make Medical Marijuana Legalization Permanent

Louisiana House Passes Bill to Make Medical Marijuana Legalization Permanent

BATON ROUGE, La. (Apr. 19, 2018) – Yesterday, the Louisiana House passed a bill that would make the state’s medical marijuana program permanent. Final passage into law would take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect. Rep. Tanner Magee (R-Houma) introduced House Bill 823 (HB823) on April 3. Under current law, the…

Louisiana House Passes Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

Louisiana House Passes Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

BATON ROUGE, La. (Apr. 10, 2018) – Last week, two bills that would relax restrictions on medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state moved forward in the legislature. One bill was approved by the House, another by a House committee. Final passage of these bills would further nullify federal drug laws in the Pelican…

Louisiana Bills Would Legalize Limited Raw Milk Sales; First Step to Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

Louisiana Bills Would Legalize Limited Raw Milk Sales; First Step to Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

BATON ROUGE, La. (March 6, 2018) – Bills prefiled in the Louisiana House and Senate would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect. Sen. Eric LaFleur (D-Ville Platte) prefiled Senate Bill 188 (SB188) on Feb. 28. Rep. Malinda White (D – Bogalusa) introduced…