Medical Marijuana bill named after Alison Neustrom

Medical marijuana is getting closer to reality in Louisiana. If Governor Bobby Jindal gives it the green light, and signs the legislation, there's already a name for the new law. It will be named after Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mike Neustrom, and his wife Ceci's daughter Alison Neustrom.

Alison, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013, was an advocate for medical marijuana. She addressed the legislature about it last year, but it didn't have enough support to move forward. She died a few months later in September.

Lawmakers have stated that Alison's brave fight, and advocacy, played a big role in moving the medical marijuana legislation forward.

Her sisters, and family hope that Alison's legacy will bring help and comfort to many for years to come.

"That's the life that she lived, helping the under-privileged, the under-served, and the people that really needed things, and didn't have resources to get...

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