La.: Gov. Edwards signs bill allowing raw medical cannabis!

Jun 23, 2021

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La.: Gov. Edwards signs bill allowing raw medical cannabis!

Great news! Louisiana’s medical cannabis patients will be allowed to use cannabis in flower form instead of being limited to extracts and other more costly preparations.

Yesterday, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed HB 391 into law, making it Act 424.

The bill takes effect on January 1, 2022. Patients will be allowed to buy up to 2.5 ounces of raw/flower cannabis every two weeks. The new law also removes Louisiana’s ban on smoking and vaporizing cannabis preparations.

Patients under the age of 21 will only be allowed to purchase raw cannabis if their physician specifically recommends cannabis in raw form.

In other good news, the tax on flower did not become law.

Thanks to each of you who took the time to write your lawmakers and the governor on this bill and other cannabis policy reforms ! We are also grateful to all the legislators and Louisiana advocates who led the charge.