Louisiana Senate votes against medical marijuana inhaler provision

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Louisiana lawmakers rejected a provision that would let medical cannabis patients use inhalers, which could have provided some additional sales opportunities for MMJ businesses in the state.

The Louisiana House had overwhelmingly agreed to the proposal, but the state Senate shot it down by a 21-14 vote.

The measure was intended to allow vaping through an inhaler similar to what an asthma patient uses.

But some lawmakers didn’t think the language was tight enough.

Regulatory disagreements have slowed the launch of Louisiana’s MMJ program, but products could be available later this month.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily