Gov. Bobby Jindal Says He'd Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

BATON ROUGE (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.

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         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."

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