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Legal weed proposals start moving through capitol

9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago April 05, 2016 Apr 5, 2016 Tuesday, April 05 2016 April 05, 2016 6:32 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Multiple bills related to legalizing marijuana started moving through the capitol Tuesday.

There are seven proposed laws dealing with updating, changing or creating new marijuana laws. Among them, is State Representative Ted James' far-reaching proposal.

James' proposal was read in the House Tuesday, an introductory move as it works its way through the process of a bill becoming a law. It would establish the Louisiana Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Act, regulating dispensing and policing of medical marijuana in Louisiana.

James, a democrat from Baton Rouge, proposes allowing the therapeutic use of weed for people who suffer from a list of medical conditions -from cancer to severe pain. The bill, almost 40 pages, outlines specific state and municipal laws for dispensing marijuana to sick people.

Other proposals outline permits, licensing and production of marijuana.

The proposals have yet to make it to the full House or Senate for a vote this year.

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