Louisiana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Louisiana medical cannabis supplies adequate, state says

Louisiana medical marijuana dispensaries aren’t reporting any supply shortages or other problems two weeks after patients began receiving products. That was the consensus Monday from state regulatory officials at a meeting to update MMJ supporters about the progress of Louisiana’s program. John Davis, an executive with GB Sciences Louisiana, one of two state-sanctioned MMJ growers, told […]

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Louisiana dispensaries expecting medical marijuana next week; sales start unclear

Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared the products for release. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced that GB Sciences, one of two state-sanctioned growers, can begin shipping the product to Louisiana’s nine licensed dispensaries. John Davis, GB Sciences Louisiana […]

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Second medical marijuana crop planted in Louisiana

Southern University’s medical cannabis grower planted its first marijuana seeds, marking the second MMJ crop planted in the state. The two crops represent an important step in allowing the fledgling MMJ industry to take root in the state. Officials of the Baton Rouge university said seeds were planted this week by Ilera Holistic Healthcare. The […]

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Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away

A Louisiana cultivator could soon start selling the state’s first medical marijuana products to retailers. “We’re in the process of bottling the final formulations and we’re waiting to put the labels on the bottles that will describe the contents,” John Davis, a vice president of grower GB Sciences, told Baton Rouge TV station WAFB. “That’s […]

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Louisiana lawmakers approve bill allowing sale of medical marijuana inhalers

Louisiana’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to sell cannabis inhalers to patients under a bill headed to the governor’s desk. The added delivery method for patients should be a boost to retailers’ bottom line. Final passage came in an 82-0 House vote for the measure, which will let medical marijuana patients use an inhaler, […]

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Louisiana Senate reverses course, supports medical marijuana inhalers

Louisiana senators revived a proposal to allow medical cannabis patients to use inhalers, only two days after rejecting the idea. The measure, if enacted into law, could spark additional MMJ sales in Louisiana. The state Senate on Monday passed a reworked bill with a 31-7 vote, sending it back to the House, which had overwhelmingly […]

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Louisiana Senate votes against medical marijuana inhaler provision

Louisiana lawmakers rejected a provision that would let medical cannabis patients use inhalers, which could have provided some additional sales opportunities for MMJ businesses in the state. The Louisiana House had overwhelmingly agreed to the proposal, but the state Senate shot it down by a 21-14 vote. The measure was intended to allow vaping through an […]

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Louisiana House advances medical cannabis inhaler bill

Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients could administer cannabis via inhaler if senators agree to a proposal that won overwhelming support from lawmakers in the state House, a development that could provide more sales opportunities for MMJ businesses. Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat who is sponsoring the bill, said it shouldn’t be seen as an […]

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IL gov touts adult-use marijuana plan, FL dispensary cap lawsuits, Euro MJ conference & more

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils a blueprint for recreational marijuana, lawsuits crop up in Florida around the state’s dispensary caps, a conference in Denmark highlights the growing international MJ space – plus other important news from around the cannabis industry. Recreational marijuana plan for Land of Lincoln The governor of Illinois revealed a plan to legalize […]

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Louisiana lawmakers toss out emergency rules for medical cannabis growers

Louisiana lawmakers nullified rules the state agriculture commissioner had enacted for medical marijuana growers. The regulations outlined who is allowed in restricted areas, how visitors are handled and what video surveillance is required, among other issues. The House Agriculture Committee rejected the rules Wednesday. Chair Clay Schexnayder said Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain shouldn’t have used […]

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Louisiana medical cannabis sales launch now expected in June – maybe

Louisiana’s first batch of medical marijuana won’t reach the shelves by the mid-May deadline demanded by pharmacists and patients, further delaying the program’s sales start. But June’s a possibility. Louisiana State University’s agricultural center, which oversees one of two state-sanctioned marijuana growers, said it now expects to have some cannabis products ready for testing by […]

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