Louisiana Medical Marijuana News

Louisiana: Allan Katz And Danae Columbus - Could Legalizing Marijuana Help Fill Louisiana’s Budget Hole?

Uptown Messenger

March 1st, 2015
As Gov. Jindal continues to make drastic cuts to the state’s budget, especially in education and public safety, income from the sale and cultivation of marijuana — even medical marijuana — could begin to fill the state’s budget gap.

Louisiana: Time For La. To Do What Works With Marijuana

The Shreveport Times

January 14th, 2015
Susan Shapiro ends her anti-marijuana missive with the most important point: “We shouldn’t send pot smokers to prison.” It’s unfortunate that she suffered an addiction, and her commitment to education about the risks of drug abuse is important. Still, while she rightfully advises against driving while stoned and warns of the dangers of associating with unknown criminals to obtain an illegal substance, those points actually undermine her main argument, which is that addiction to any ...

Louisiana: Cassidy Says Vote For Landrieu Is Vote For Obama

San Francisco Chronicle

October 15th, 2014
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Aligned with the party of an unpopular president, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu sought to keep her distance from the Obama administration, against claims from her chief Republican challenger Bill Cassidy that a vote to re-elect the Democratic incumbent was a vote for Barack Obama.

Louisiana: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

May 7th, 2014
A bid to ease access to medical marijuana for vets failed in Congress, but not by much; California continues to grapple with local regulation issues, limited CBD medical marijuana bills continue to prove popular, a Washington state family can't use a medical marijuana defense for growing medical marijuana, and more. Let's get to it:

Louisiana: Advocates Launch Votemedicalmarijuana.Org To Track Voting Records For Individual Members Of Congress

Washington, D.C. -- The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its VoteMedicalMarijuana.org website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each Members of Congress. For example, the site provides details on yesterday's vote to allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Although the amendment didn't pass, it received more "yes" votes from Congress than any other ...

Louisiana: Voters Endorse Legalizing Cannabis


September 12th, 2013
Baton Rogue, LA: A majority of state voters back legalizing and regulating the consumption of cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol, according to survey data released by the Public Policy Polling group and commissioned by the Louisiana branch of the American Civil Liberties union (ACLU).

Louisiana: N La Eye On Medical Marijuana Vote In Arkansas


November 3rd, 2012

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Shreveport resident Missy Matthews is keeping a close eye on the Arkansas medical marijuana ballot initiative.

Arkansans will decide Nov. 6 whether patients with a limited number of chronic conditions can use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. The proposal applies only to Arkansas residents. Arkansas is the first state in the South to vote on the issue.