Louisiana House approves smokable marijuana for medicine as cannabis bills gain momentum

By Greg Hilburn

Louisiana’s House of Representatives overwhelming passed a bill late Monday that would allow marijuana in a smokable form to be added to the state’s medical cannabis program.

Houma Republican House Speaker Pro-tem Tanner Magee’s House Bill 391 on a 73-26 vote and now moves to the Senate for debate.

It precedes an expected vote this week on Mandeville Republican Rep. Richard Nelson’s House Bill 524 to legalize recreational weed, which has gained momentum but remains a longshot.

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