Greer is a strong advocate for medical marijuana, which is legal in Louisiana and 32 other states as well as Washington, D.C. Louisiana first allowed cannabis in 1978 for the treatment of glaucoma and cancer, and in 1991 allowed medical-grade marijuana for the treatment of spastic quadriplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. The state expanded its law again in 2015, allowing medical marijuana to be produced at LSU and Southern University for a range of health conditions.

“For over three years, the current commissioner has created roadblocks. When elected. I will work diligently to remove the bureaucracy surrounding the process to produce this vitally important plant-based medicine that patients in Louisiana are legally entitled to. Our trusted experts at LSU and Southern University are standing by ready to do their jobs and improve the quality of life of so many suffering people.”

Medical-marijuana is a plant-based treatment that’s an affordable healthcare choice for patients, a safe solution for treating chronic pain and a better alternative to opioids. Medical marijuana is an exceptionally effective treatment for patients with seizures, Parkinson’s disease, severe muscle spasms, Crohn’s disease and other illnesses. According to the American Cancer Institute, marijuana has been used in herbal remedies for centuries and is proven to be an effective way to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy as well as alleviate pain caused by damaged nerves in cancer patients. Not only does medical marijuana first and foremost help our patients in Louisiana, it provides revenue, generates tax dollars and supplies research funding for our state’s largest university, LSU, along with our largest HBCU, Southern University.