High alert: Medical marijuana is coming to Louisiana

Almost a year ago, in May 2017, the Louisiana Legislature passed, and Governor John Bel Edwards signed, Louisiana's breakthrough medical marijuana law, paving the way for the state's sickest patients to seek alternative medical treatment. Since then, the law has taken shape, and the controversial natural remedy may be available as early as this summer. This article explains the law in detail, addresses potential roadblocks Louisiana employers face in navigating the state's new "high ways," and provides some guidelines for how to avoid potential violations of the law.

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