15:30 LRN Newscast

A House Committee approves legislation to give medical marijuana patients the option to receive the drug through an inhaler, instead of liquid form. Members of the House Health and Welfare committee heard moving testimony from veterans. An 11-year combat veteran from Belle Chasse says he’s using medical marijuana to treat P-T-S-D and he’s seeing positive results…
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Officials say medical marijuana is expected to become available in Louisiana by the end of May.

The Trump Administration has agreed to rewrite the regulations so Louisiana RESTORE grant money can get in the hands of 2016 flood victims, who also received an S-B-A loan. Congressman Garret Graves says after months of delays, he expects the process to move quickly…
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Legislation that would make secret the names of companies that sell the state chemicals and equipment used to administer the death penalty receives the House Criminal Justice Committe’s approval.
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The Superdome Commission is moving forward with plans on a 450-million dollar renovation project of the iconic stadium. The first phase will include the installation of more escalators and elevators for fans, but a final funding plan has not finalized. Superdome Commission spokesperson Mike Hoss says hopefully taxpayers will not have to foot much of the bill…
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