A look at the House panel's vote on a medical marijuana bill



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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The House health care committee passed a Senate-approved bill Tuesday that would expand Louisiana's medical marijuana law. The 8-6 vote for Sen. Fred Mills' proposal sends it to the full House for consideration. Here's how committee members voted:

VOTING FOR THE BILL (8):

Reps. Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches; Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe; Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe; Bernard LeBas, D-Ville Platte; Tanner Magee, R-Houma; Dustin Miller, D-Opelousas; Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans; and Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs.

VOTING AGAINST THE BILL (6):

Reps. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall; Dodie Horton, R-Haughton; Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City; Julie Stokes, R-Kenner; Tom Willmott, R-Kenner; and Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, committee chairman.

NOT PRESENT FOR THE VOTE (2):

Reps. Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville, and Robert Johnson, D-Marksville.

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Senate Bill 271: www.legis.la.gov

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