Gov. Edwards set to sign medical marijuana expansion bill Thursday


BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – The day some families in Louisiana have awaited for a long time has finally arrived.

Gov. John Bel Edwards will sign a bill Thursday to expand who gets access to medical marijuana.

He’s expected to sign the bill into law at 10 a.m.

Under this measure, more diseases that cause seizures can be treated with the drug.

The bill also makes regulatory changes, which could help patients get it quicker.

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