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HB 579 - Authorizes Additional Uses for Medical Marijuana - Louisiana Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Additional Uses for Medical Marijuana

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (60-40) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Additional Uses for Medical Marijuana

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the conditions eligible for marijuana treatment.



  • Amends the definition of “debilitating medical condition” that is eligible for marijuana treatment to include glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, severe muscle spasms, intractable pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “intractable pain” as a state in which the cause of pain cannot be removed or otherwise treated and pain so chronic and severe as to otherwise warrant an opiate prescription (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that employers and their worker’s compensation insurers are not obligated to pay for medical marijuana claims (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Additional Uses for Medical Marijuana


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