BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s medical marijuana program will be able to offer raw, smokable cannabis to its patients within months under a bill passed Wednesday by lawmakers trying to give the state’s residents cheaper marijuana options to alleviate their medical conditions.
The legislation by Houma Rep. Tanner Magee, the House’s second-ranking Republican, was sent to the governor’s desk with a 76-17 vote of the House. There was no debate Wednesday. The Senate earlier had approved the measure with a 23-14 vote.