Louisiana

Wed
28
Oct

Lawyer Gets Paid In Weed, Keeps His Law License

Some lawyers recognize that not all of their clients are capable of paying for legal services in cash. That’s where the bartering system comes in. Say, for example, your house has some faulty wiring and a potential client would like to trade his electrical services for your representation in his divorce. Of course you’re going to take that deal in lieu of money.

Mon
05
Oct

Qualifying Conditions For Cannabis By State

Alaska

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Alaska include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain
  • Seizures

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Alaska’s application for medical marijuana registry

 

Arizona

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Arizona include:

Wed
16
Sep

Louisiana needs leaders who will fight for medical marijuana reform

My 9-year-old daughter, Kalie, has Dravet syndrome, a rare epilepsy syndrome that causes frequent dangerous seizures with debilitating effects. She started having seizures when she was 6 months old, and since then has experienced hundreds of seizures and dozens of hospitalizations.

Despite this, Kalie is a beautiful, happy little girl who tries to keep her disability from defining her, but some days it seems impossible. Every day, twice a day, I give my 45-pound daughter seven different medications to try to suppress her seizures, but they don’t always work. Even when they do prevent her seizures, the medications take their toll with both temporary and persistent side effects, and I can see how she suffers.

Fri
14
Aug

This Man Is Serving More Than 13 Years In Prison For Two Joints' Worth Of Marijuana

This summer, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed a bill that significantly decreases criminal penalties for marijuana possession in the state. But for some prisoners already serving time on marijuana charges, the state’s old draconian drug laws continue to apply.

Sun
26
Jul

Lebowski Fest Founder Arrested After Allegedly Smoking Marijuana At Bowling Alley - TV Newsroom

According to The Courier Journal, Louisville local Will Russell was arrested at the Executive Strike & Spare bowling alley for possession of marijuana.

In what could be the plot of a Coen Brothers movie, the founder of Lebowski Fest, an annual party to celebrate the 1998 stoner-bowling movie, was arrested on Saturday… at Lebowski Fest. As the 14th yearly gathering of Dudes and Jesuses and Walters screaming about the rules commenced, the founder of the fest was arrested in the most Lebowski way ever.

Tue
21
Jul

Will These Louisiana Universities Start Growing Marijuana

Under Louisiana’s recently enacted medical marijuana law, LSU and Southern University AgCenters will get the first crack to grow so-called medical marijuana. But The Advocate reports there could be a small complication, Federal law.

Under a new law the Legislature approved earlier this year, the AgCenters were granted the first right of refusal to hold a state-sanctioned monopoly on production of legal medical marijuana. The monopoly would go by public bid to a single provider if the universities refuse.

Mon
20
Jul

Who will grow, refine medical marijuana? Experts say state's new law puts LSU, Southern in grey ...

The LSU and Southern University Agricultural Centers have been granted first crack at being the sole growers and producers of medical marijuana in Louisiana.

Under a new law the Legislature approved earlier this year, the AgCenters were granted the first right of refusal to hold a state-sanctioned monopoly on production of legal medical marijuana. The monopoly would go by public bid to a single provider if the universities refuse.

Fri
17
Jul

Study finds medical marijuana may reduce opiate-based narcotic deaths, website reports

States that have legalized medical marijuana and provide it through dispensaries to patients in need are seeing falling rates of deaths due to opiate-based narcotics, according to a study reported on by the website Vox.

Wed
01
Jul

LA: New marijuana law may help get early release

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

 If you think there are too many in jail or prison for possession of marijuana, you'll likely support the new law signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The lower penalties take effect immediately. Someone caught with less than 14 grams of marijuana will face up to 15 days in jail and up to six months if caught with less than 2 1/2 pounds. The maximum penalty drops from 20 years in prison to eight years.

The law mostly affects those who are arrested in the future -- as it reduces fines and sentences and whether incarceration may involve time in jail or prison.

It won't automatically reduce sentences for those already in jail or prison.

However, local defense attorney Walt Sanchez said it may help them get an earlier release.

Wed
01
Jul

Bobby Jindal Agrees To Let Medical Marijuana Reach Patients In Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed a law to provide access to medical marijuana on Monday, nearly a quarter-century after his state had legalized cannabis use by chronically ill people.

Though Louisiana signed off on medical marijuana in 1991, it has remained unavailable because the state legislature didn't create a system to legally grow and distribute the drug. The new law fills that significant gap.

Louisiana becomes the first Southern state to make marijuana available to its residents for medical use. It joins 23 other states and the District of Columbia where medical marijuana is already legal and accessible.

 

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