BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – At the capitol Wednesday, May 13, Louisiana lawmakers moved ahead with a proposal to allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana for people who suffer from fibromyalgia.

The bill’s author says fibromyalgia patients are living with chronic pain that could be helped by medical marijuana.

Right now, the drug is only approved for people dealing with a handful of medical conditions.

The bill now heads to the full House.

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