BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he has "no concerns" about a medical marijuana bill nearing final legislative passage and would sign it into law if it reaches his desk.
A proposal by Sen. Fred Mills, a Republican from Parks, would allow marijuana use by people suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy, through a limited number of heavily-regulated distributors.
The Senate has approved the bill, and the House health committee backed the measure this week. It awaits debate in the full House.
Jindal said Thursday that Mills' proposal meets his criteria that the marijuana distribution be supervised and for a "legitimate medical purpose." The Republican governor said: "We've got no concerns with it. If it got to our desk, we'd sign it."
Senate Bill 143: www.legis.la.gov