Biz New Orleans - April 2015

LA Senate Committee OKs Medical Marijuana Bill

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana law enforcement associations have previously blocked efforts to get medical marijuana to patients who suffer, despite a 1991 state law allowing its medicinal use.          That changed Wednesday.          Michael Ranatza, head of the Louisiana…

Medicaid Expansion Up For Consideration By Lawmakers

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers are again considering proposals to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program, to give government-funded health insurance to the working poor.          The House and Senate health committees have scheduled Wednesday hearings on the coverage expansion legislation.         …