Medical marijuana in La. limited to some debilitating illnesses

Medical marijuana in La. limited to some debilitating illnesses
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LOUISIANA (KPLC) - With medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Louisiana, more prescriptions are likely to be written for the drug.

However, Louisiana's tightly regulated program has only approved medical marijuana for some debilitating conditions, although some legislators want more diseases added to the list.

The marijuana will be grown at the agricultural centers at LSU and Southern University.

Here are the current conditions for which medical marijuana may be prescribed in Louisiana:

  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Seizure disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Spasticity
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis

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