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Medical marijuana in LA, Reynaud closing, chilly wx

Happy Hump Day to you!  Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:

*The debate on marijuana legalization for medicinal use continues in Louisiana. The main concern is safety of Louisiana citizens.  We'll take you inside a meeting involving state reps and Louisiana residents weighing in on the controversial issue.

*It's a sad day for students, teachers and staff at Reynaud Middle School in Lake Charles.  The Calcasieu Parish School Board has officially decided to close the school.  We'll recap the big moments from last night's packed meeting.

*The Southwest Louisiana legislative delegation is gearing up for a breakfast this morning with the community.  They'll be answering questions to know what you care about before the next session kicks off in March.

*Billions of dollars for our local economy and thousands of jobs are connected to the growth of liquefied natural gas facilities in Southwest Louisiana.  Find out about an important day in store at Sabine Pass with Senator David Vitter.

*We've got temperatures below freezing this morning.  Meteorologist Ben Terry is using the "s" word in the forecast...yes, there is a possibility of snow flurries this week.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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