CALL FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPORTERS TO JOIN US AT THE CAPITOL FOR SMPL LOBBY DAY 2018
Inclusion of Chronic Pain, PTSD AND Inhalation in State Law
The reform of Cannabis law is a hot topic nationwide. The Louisiana Medical Marijuana Law is evolving, and the non-profit organization SENSIBLE MARIJUANA POLICY of LOUISIANA (SMPL) is urging the Louisiana Legislature to expand eligible medical conditions to include chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as to permit inhalation/vaporization as a delivery method for patients who need it.
This Wednesday, March 28, 2018, SMPL will have a table in the rotunda of the State Capitol in between the two chambers. SMPL invites all patients, caregivers and supporters of Medical Marijuana to join us and help create the changes needed for a sustainable program that will be meaningful for the patients involved.
S.M.P.L. Lobby Day
Wednesday, March 28th 9-5pm
State Capitol Rotunda table between Senate and House chambers
Join SMPL (Sensible Marijuana Policy of Louisiana) to speak on behalf of patients for the inclusion of PTSD, Chronic Pain as qualifying conditions and inhalation as a delivery method in Louisiana’s new medical marijuana program. All patients, caregivers and supporters of Medical Marijuana are welcome.
SMPL is an organization dedicated to statewide coalition building, sound policy research, education and advocacy for substantive drug law reform. The non-profit organization wishes to undo some of the deep damage that results from the stigmatism of any non-violent fully consenting private consumption of a naturally occurring medicinal plant. www.smplouisiana.org
While 15,000 Americans die from prescription opiate overdoses each year, medical cannabis has not caused a fatal overdose. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that medical cannabis laws are associated with a 25% lower rate of fatal prescription opiate overdoses than states without the laws. Studies have shown medical Cannabis allows patients to reduce or eliminate their need for dangerous prescription painkillers.
CURRENT MEDICAL CONDITIONS APPROVED for MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTOR RECOMMENDATION:
Patients in Louisiana diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Louisiana Medical Marijuana law:
- Cancer, HIV/AIDS or the treatment of these conditions
- A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
For more information and interview requests, contact: Bonnie Burkert, 213–200-0786.