Louis O’Neill
28. April
2 minutes reading

Recreational marijuana legalization could be possible in Louisiana after a House committee passed a bill to legalize marijuana with bipartisan support.

The Louisiana House Committee voted 7-5 yesterday in favor of House Bill 524, which received the votes of two Republicans and five Democrats and will now make its way to the Senate.

Medical marijuana was first sold in Florida in 2019 after then Governor Bobby Jindal signed SB 143 into law in 2015, paving the way for medical marijuana treatments and dispensaries.

While it is certain that some Louisiana Republicans helped get the recreational marijuana bill through, the full House and Senate, and Governor John Bel Edwards, must support the bill to make it law.

This poses a major obstacle to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Louisiana, as the House and Senate have a Republican majority and Governor Edwards has already opposed the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Although Louisiana’s governor signed a bill last year to expand prescribing regulations for medical marijuana in the state, he has said he does not want to legalize recreational marijuana.

But on what he would do if the bill reached his desk, Governor Edwards said:

As I almost always do, I will take the bill as soon as it comes across my desk and see what it says, Edwards said. I’m not going to speculate on that right now. But I’m very interested in this bill and what it says, especially if it extends to the fourth floor.

The bill was introduced by Republican Richard Nelson, 34, who says he has never smoked marijuana but believes the war on drugs has been a failure and has not stopped marijuana use.

He also cited the popularity of marijuana legalization as a motivating factor for the passage of H.B. 524, saying marijuana is more popular in Louisiana than Donald Trump.

Although it seems unlikely that Louisiana lawmakers will support the bill in the House and Senate, polls show that a majority of the state’s residents support the legalization of marijuana.

And, as we’ve reported over the past two weeks, polls from Quinnipiac and Pew show that a majority of Americans support legalizing cannabis.

legalize louisiana 2021legalize it louisiana petitionlegalize louisiana 2018edibles legal in louisianalouisiana house bill 5248 states that may legalize,People also search for,Privacy settings,How Search works,legalize louisiana 2021,legalize it louisiana petition,legalize louisiana 2018,edibles legal in louisiana,louisiana house bill 524,8 states that may legalize,marijuana’s legalized,dispensaries in louisiana

You May Also Like

Little-Noticed FAA Memo On Marijuana Emerges Amid Local Airport Controversy In Arizona

Despite numerous last-minute concessions to lower the marijuana tax and ensure that the measure would not conflict with the Initiative 65 medical marijuana program, which voters included in the state constitution in a massive vote in November, there was bipartisan…

Reddit’s WallStreetBets Drives Market Volatility for Cannabis Stocks

Influenced by traders on /r/WallStreetBets, the Reddit-based forum that stirred the stock market last month with the launch of GameStop shares, shares of cannabis companies have seen volatile highs and lows this week, reports Business Insider. On Thursday, Tilray shares…

Elon Musk Thinks CBD Is ‘Fake,’ But Joe Rogan Teaches Him A Lesson

Elon Musk may know a bit more about rockets and electronic machines, but in an interview with podcaster Joe Rogan this week, he revealed a blind spot regarding cannabis, saying he thinks CBD is “fake.” This does not mean that…

Connecticut Governor Unveils Adult-Use Legalization Proposal in Budget Request

After Steven Meland and Jeremy Breton, co-owners of Hotbox Farms, opened the doors to their 2019 clinic in Ontario, Oregon, lines formed, as they did at other clinics in the city. It was 5 a.m. when he heard someone knocking…