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Edwards asks President Trump to protect medical marijuana treatment in Louisiana

9 months 1 week 5 days ago Tuesday, January 09 2018 Jan 9, 2018 January 09, 2018 10:34 AM January 09, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE- Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump today.

In the letter, Edwards requests that Trump protect Louisiana's ability to offer medical marijuana as a treatment option.

To read the letter, click here.

BACKGROUND:

 

Polling

-2016 JMC poll showed Louisianans support medical marijuana 72-13

2015 LSU Survey showed 60-39 support of medical marijuana, legalization for personal use not supported by majority (45-52). However, 67 percent believe jail time not appropriate for marijuana offenses, which jumps to 79 percent when respondents told of costs of incarceration.

 

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment

 -The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment prevents feds from expending funds to interfere with state medical marijuana laws.

 -It is a rider on appropriations bills and was included in latest Continuing Resolution, so continues through January 19, 2018.

 -Section 537 of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (see page 94 of PDF).

 -Attorney General Sessions has requested this amendment be excluded from spending bills previously.

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