Louisiana Gov. Signs MMJ Expansions Into Law

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a medical cannabis expansion program into law on Saturday that adds to the list of qualifying conditions that qualify a patient for participating in the program, according to a USA Today Network Friday report. House Bill 579, which contained the expansions, was first proposed by state Rep. Ted James […]

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Passed-Over MMJ Dispensary Sues Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

A lawsuit by a would-be medical cannabis dispensary could delay sales in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to a WVUE report, RX Greenhouse has sued the state Board of Pharmacy over their decision to give the city contract to H&W Drug Store, which was ranked fourth – RX Greenhouse was ranked first. H&W has been in business […]

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Only Two Physicians Have Applied to Recommend MMJ in Louisiana

Just two physicians have applied to recommend medical cannabis in Louisiana – and only one of those applications has been approved, the Associated Press reports. In their response to the organization’s public records request, the State Board of Medical Examiners indicated the other license is still pending review. In an email to the AP, Dr. […]

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Louisiana Legislature Passes Medical Cannabis Proposal

The Louisiana Senate voted on Monday to approve changes made by the House to a medical cannabis proposal that is now headed to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ desk. The governor is expected to sign the bill — making Louisiana the 25th U.S. state to establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program — according to a NOLA.com report. The bill was proposed by Sen. […]

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Louisiana House Passes MMJ Reforms

Louisiana’s House of Representatives voted 61-32 in favor of SB271, making sweeping reforms to the state’s current medical marijuana program. The proposal works within the confines of the state’s 2015 legislation which provides some individuals access to oils with low THC, but does not permit “raw or crude marijuana” or inhaled forms. This is the […]

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New Orleans City Council Moves Forward With Cannabis Decriminalization

The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Thursday in approval of an ordinance that lets police give citations for the possession of small amounts of cannabis, rather than being forced to arrest offenders. Ordinance #31, 148 — which, if approved by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will become Sec. 54-505 of the NOLA Code — was brought to the […]

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