Louisiana Medical Marijuana Bill Advances

Friday, May 8, 2015

It’s quite possible that Louisiana will be the next state to legalize medical marijuana and the first in the South. Louisiana’s Senate passed a recent bill that would allow a small number of dispensaries to open in the state. It will also allow a single grow site. Another Souther state, Florida, can close to legalizing weed for recreational use last year, but ultimately came up just short.

The bill now goes to the House for approval. If it passes the state’s Governor, Bobby Jindal says he’ll sign it as long as the marijuana market’s tightly regulated. This new legislation is being called a milestone, by the Marijuana Business Daily, who point out that Louisiana lawmakers shot down similar legislation last year. More from MBD: