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APNewsBreak: Only 2 Louisiana doctors seek marijuana permit

John Bel Edwards
FILE - In this May 19, 2016, file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signs a bill in Baton Rouge, La., to expand and jump-start the state's medical marijuana program. The drug program is supposed to start next summer, but so far only two doctors have applied for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients, according to information The Associated Press obtained from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File) Source: The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana's medical marijuana program edges closer to kickoff, only two doctors in the state have applied for permission to dispense the drug, raising questions about whether patients struggling with chronic pain and suffering will gain access to the treatment they lobbied so hard to get.

One application for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients has been approved for

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