As the state’s medical marijuana program edges closer to kickoff, only two Louisiana doctors in the state have applied for permission to dispense the drug.
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to allow broader use of medical marijuana in his state. The Democratic governor expressed support for a bill authored by Republican Sen. Fred Mills of Parks, La., that would allow more diseases to be addressed with medical marijuana. But Edwards insisted he did not want legalized recreational pot.
When the Louisiana state legislature passed a limited medical marijuana bill in 1991, it made a promise to the state’s infirm; and for decades that promise has been deferred by fear, ignorance and empty words.