The Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday morning on a bill that would establish a workable medical marijuana program that allows patients with serious illnesses to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.
Several local patients and advocates will be attending the hearing to express their support for the measure.
The Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Act (HB 1112), introduced by Rep. Ted James (D-Baton Rouge), would allow Louisiana residents with qualifying medical conditions to access medical marijuana from a limited number of regulated dispensaries.
WHAT: Louisiana House committee hearing on HB 1112, which would establish a workable medical marijuana program
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 27, 9 a.m. CT
WHERE: Louisiana State Capitol, House Committee Room 5
WHO: Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee
Dave Brown, president of Sensible Marijuana Policy for Louisiana
Local patients who could benefit from medical marijuana
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Source: Sensible Marijuana Policy for Louisiana is an organization dedicated to statewide coalition building, sound policy research, education, and advocacy in support of substantive drug law reform. For more information, visit http://www.SMPLouisiana.org.