Jindal: Medical marijuana OK if tightly controlled

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal says he supports making medical marijuana available in Louisiana as long as it is tightly controlled.

Fielding questions Wednesday during an event at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Jindal reiterated his opposition to the legalization of marijuana but said he would be open to making the drug available for patients who would benefit from it.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1dx76iC ) Jindal offered a few details on how legislators can make the proposal acceptable for him, saying the marijuana use must be under a doctor's care and tightly controlled to prohibit abuse.

Medical marijuana is legal in Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New Mexico.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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