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Katie Corkern administering medical marijuana to her son Connor Corkern, who experiences up to 200 seizures per day.(Photo by courtesy of Katie Corkern)

Medical marijuana use in Louisiana is 
gaining momentum after 2016 legislation

Katie Corkern is a mother of three sons in Amite. One of her sons is Connor, 13, who has a birth defect in his brain. For most of his life, he has experienced between 50 to 200 seizures each day.
He is unable to function independently and suffers damage to his brain, liver and other organs from his array of anti-epileptic medications.
“His neurologist had come to a point where we were just at a loss,” Corkern said. “We tried so many different medications, we tried surgeries, we did diets, and nothing was really relieving him from the constant seizure activity in his brain.

Medical marijuana may prove lucrative for LSU, Southern

The lucrative nature of marijuana sales was at the center Thursday of a House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development discussion of a law that puts the state into the marijuana distribution business.
Representatives of Louisiana State University and Southern University, the two schools that plan to grow marijuana at separate facilities for use as medical treatments authorized under legislation approved last spring that legalizes and regulates such distribution.

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