What is the legal status of cannabis in Louisiana?
Although Louisiana has traditionally been on the conservative side of the medical cannabis discussion, they updated their laws this year and changed the requirement of a physician to “prescribe” marijuana to read “recommend.” The 2014 iteration was paradoxically useless because it did not allow for users to obtain their medicine or for anyone else to cultivate it.
Patients with debilitating conditions can now obtain preparations of Cannabis, not including raw flowers or smokable products, and use them for the treatment of a number of the delineated debilitating conditions. It also provides for protections of cultivators and other members of the supply chain, setting up an environment for the industrialization of medical cannabis rather than simply removing prosecution for possession.
Furthermore, CBD oil derived from industrial hemp is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids. Even in strict states like Louisiana, anyone can order CBD oil online from a number of manufacturers who use legally cultivated industrial hemp.
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