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Flower form of medical marijuana to become available in Louisiana starting Jan. 1

Hope Pharmacy says it will be offering the flower form to patients starting Jan. 4
For the first time, medical marijuana patients in Louisiana will be able to light up.
For the first time, medical marijuana patients in Louisiana will be able to light up.(KSLA)
Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 2:59 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Come Jan. 1, medical marijuana patients in Louisiana will have more options to choose from as a flower form will be made available.

This comes after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 391 into law in June. It allows medical marijuana patients in Louisiana to purchase and smoke the flower form of the plant.

Hope Pharmacy in the ArkLaTex says it will be offering the flower form to patients starting Jan. 4.

“I think it was important for them to pass this so that more patients will have access to it [medical marijuana] and so we can give patients more alternatives,” said Douglas Boudreaux, owner of Hope Pharmacy.

“Basically, we were trying to help patients that fell through the cracks of pain management. A large population has PTSD, trauma and generalized anxiety, so we’re helping them, too.”

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