Bill would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana-based medicine for more ailments
The Louisiana House agreed to a bill that would expand the list of diseases for which doctors can prescribe marijuana-based medicines. The house also approved a separate bull to allow dispensaries of medical marijuana deliver it to patients’ homes.
The bill would expand Louisiana’s medical marijuana law to allow doctors to prescribe it to treat Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, fibromyalgia, Lewy body dementia, motor neuron disease, pain associated with sickle cell disease, spinal muscular atrophy, Huntington’s disease, and any condition for which a patient is receiving hospice care or palliative care.
Both bills passed with overwhelming support, and are now making their way through the state senate.