Could Medical Marijuana Solve State’s Budget Woes?

LOUISIANA:  While a small group of states are cashing in on cannabis, the question is being raised if medical marijuana has a future in Louisiana with pot and politics starting to mix in some circles.

The midterm elections are lighting up the debate over legalizing medical marijuana.

In a televised debate back on October 14, Dr. Bill Cassidy said he supported the legalization of medical cannabis and this week the issue was back in the headlines after Cassidy got an unlikely endorsement from pro-marijuana supporters.

It comes just as the Jindal Administration announced major budget cuts because of a $180 million budget shortfall and now supporters say they may have the ammunition they need to get state lawmakers on board.