Louisiana adds more aliments to medical marijuana program

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Louisiana Governor has signed a bill that extends the state's Medical Marijuana Program to cover more aliments.

It adds glaucoma, severe muscle spasms, intractable pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and Parkinson's disease to the list of diseases and disorders eligible for medicinal-grade marijuana.

The program still covers the original conditions outlined in the first Medical Marijuana legislation that include: cancer, positive status for HIV, AIDS, cachexia or wasting syndrome, seizure disorders, epilepsy, spasticity, Crohn’s disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.

Currently there are no plans to use the cannabis flower to be taken by smoking the plant.  According to the Louisiana Department of Health:

The different acceptable forms are oils, extracts, tinctures, sprays, capsules, pills, solutions, suspension, gelatin-based chewables, lotions, transdermal patches, and suppositories.

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