LOUISIANA: Will Louisiana join 20 other states that have approved medicinal use of marijuana? Actually Louisiana already did that more than 20 years ago, but did not allow it to be dispensed to patients.
That could change this year when the legislature meets.
Labs are turning weed into oil and pill form for patients in states that have approved medicinal use of marijuana. But the plant’s active ingredient — THC — has long been available by prescription under the name Marinol. The problem for patients?
“Cost is a big deal,” says, Dr. Jay Marion, an associate professor of medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center. [Read more…]