Medical marijuana bills to treat autism, PTSD, & other conditions near passage
Posted on 5/3/2018 5:05:00 AM.
Two bills that would expand access to medical marijuana are close to being put into law after moving through the full House, and now being passed by a Senate committee. One bill would allow some children with autism, if prescribed, access to the treatment. The bill’s sponsor, Harvey Representative Rodney Lyons, says he was moved by an appeal from his constituents.
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Committee approves to send legislation to make medical cannabis legal for persons with Autism to the House floor
Posted on 3/28/2018 2:10:00 PM.
Legislation cleared the House Health and Welfare committee that would allow certain autism patients to have the ability to receive a prescription for medical marijuana once it comes available in Louisiana. Louisiana Mothers Advocating for Medical Marijuana spokesperson Katelyn Castleberry says some of the current drugs on the market are unsafe for autism patients.
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BRAF launches website to help parents of autistic kids
Posted on 8/10/2017 5:42:00 AM.

Louisiana parents of autistic children have a new resource after the Baton Rouge Area Foundation helped to launch a website full of information about benefits and resources. Director of civic leadership initiatives Lauren Jumonville says they hope to help point parents in the right direction.
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