Louisiana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

LSU seeking contract growers for medical cannabis

Omar Sacirbey  | February 6, 2017

Louisiana State University, one of two institutions granted approval to grow medical marijuana under the Bayou State’s MMJ law, will soon start taking applications from cultivation contractors interested in doing the work.

The Baton Rouge-based school said it expects to choose a cultivator by June and that the first medical marijuana crops could be …

Week in Review: Detroit crackdown, NYSE listing bid & LSU proposes big bucks on MMJ

Bart Schaneman  | October 21, 2016

By Bart Schaneman, Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

Detroit cracks down on dispensaries, a cannabis real estate investment trust eyes a Big Board listing, and Louisiana State University proposes spending millions on medical marijuana cultivation.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

LSU seeks $11.3M for medical marijuana grow site

Omar Sacirbey  | October 18, 2016

Louisiana State University estimates it will need $11.3 million to build a state-approved medical marijuana cultivation complex and run it for about five years, when it expects to start turning a profit.

The venture could open the door for entrepreneurs to own and operate the cultivation center on behalf of the university.

LSU …

Second Louisiana University Opts In to Grow Medical Cannabis

Roger Fillion  | July 1, 2016

A second Louisiana university has decided to grow medical marijuana to supply the state’s new MMJ program, meaning the production of medical cannabis will be in the hands of public institutions rather than the private sector.

There may be a role for private companies to serve as advisors to the universities.

Southern University plans to …

Louisiana’s medical marijuana law not perfect but workable, supporters say

John Schroyer  | June 8, 2016

By John Schroyer

Should Louisiana be classified as the 25th state to pass a workable medical cannabis law?

Some advocates say no, arguing that Louisiana lawmakers have not passed a measure to protect businesses and professionals from prosecution. Others, however, are convinced that an MMJ industry will emerge regardless.

Louisiana 2+ Years Away From MMJ Sales

John Schroyer  | July 6, 2015

Louisiana officials are predicting it will take at least two years for the state’s first dispensaries to get up and running, though it’s still questionable whether sales will ever begin under the current program.

State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said on Monday that his department and other agencies will have to jump through …

Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

John Schroyer  | June 29, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill making his state the latest in the nation to set up a system for dispensing medical cannabis, but it’s questionable whether the program will ever get off the ground.

The law requires that patients obtain a prescription for cannabis from a physician. Since the …