User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Prescription for Health: Medical Marijuana (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-12-02

Duration: 00:05:27

Subjects: Whitfield, Rani G. | Health | Medical marijuana


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Spires, Kelly Interviewee


This “Prescription for Health” segment from the December 2, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ on-set interview with Dr. Rani Whitfield. He discusses: the status of medical marijuana in Louisiana; the role of LSU and Southern University in cultivating and creating cannabis oil; the reasons for the lack of research on medical marijuana; the possibility of using medical marijuana to treat opioid abuse; and the timeline for the dispensing of medical marijuana in the state.