US state of Louisiana implements medical cannabis legislation

The US state of Louisiana has licenced nine pharmacies to dispense medical cannabis 4 years after the state passed medical cannabis legislation. The delay in implementation follows several regulatory difficulties and disputes between cultivators, regulators and the state agriculture department. Medical cannabis will be issued using ‘physician recommendation forms’ rather than prescriptions, a process intended to protect physicians from prosecution under federal law where prescribing cannabis remains illegal.

Source: https://cbs12.com/news/nation-world/louisiana-launching-medical-marijuana-after-years-of-waiting