A bill that would expand the medical conditions for which doctors could prescribe medical marijuana was passed by a House committee Thursday in an 8-4 vote.

The legislation adds to the list of health conditions that can legally be treated by medical marijuana in Louisiana.

Louisiana residents living with autism disorder are one step closer to accessing medical marijuana as a possible treatment option.

House Bill 267 would allow autism to be added to the list of conditions that can legally be treated by marijuana, if prescribed by a doctor.

After a brief debate, lawmakers on the house floor voted 71 for, and 21 against.

That bill still has some hurdles to climb before it makes it’s way to the Governor’s desk.

We will update you on the status of this bill as new information becomes available.

During the session, Rep. Dodie Horton was scrutinized after quoting a fake news article from the satirical news site,The Daily Currant, which claimed that 37 people died on the first day recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado.