Legislature approves 50 cent tax increase on cigarettes
Posted on 6/11/2015 3:32:00 PM.
State lawmakers have voted to increase the state's cigarette tax by 50 cents. If the measure is not vetoed, the tax on a pack of cigarettes will go up from 36 cents to 86 cents on July 1. Leesville Representative James Armes voted against the tax hike; he says Louisiana benefits from having the third lowest tax in the country on cigarettes.
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Medical marijuana bill passes House
Posted on 6/4/2015 1:58:00 PM.
The full House approves legislation that sets up rules and regulations for the dispensing of medical marijuana in Louisiana. New Orleans Representative Helena Moreno says under the proposed law, a patient who suffers from glaucoma, cancer or cerebral palsy will have the option of using medicinal marijuana in a pill form.
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