Louisiana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

LSU completes deal with medical marijuana producer

Kevin Huhn  | September 18, 2017

Louisiana State University has completed its contract with a company that will grow medical marijuana and expects production to begin as early as mid-2018.

The LSU AgCenter said in announcing the arrangement Monday that its new partner, Las Vegas-based GB Sciences, will start renovating its production facility immediately, The Advocate reported.

The …

Which state legislatures could legalize recreational, medical marijuana in 2018?

John Schroyer  | August 30, 2017

By John Schroyer

Only 26 states in the United States - along with Washington DC - allow independent campaigns to place ballot measures before the general public. Which means the only way to change state laws in almost half the country is through the legislature.

For cannabis advocates, that means pinning legalization hopes on lawmakers, not voters.

Southern University winnows list of medical cannabis vendors to three

Bart Schaneman  | August 18, 2017

Three Louisiana companies have been chosen as finalists to operate Southern University’s medical marijuana program.

Advanced Biomedics and Med Louisiana from Lafayette as well as Southern Roots Therapeutics from Baton Rouge are the three firms still in the running, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported.

Southern’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center estimates the cost …

Seven firms apply to run Louisiana university’s medical cannabis grow

John Schroyer  | July 19, 2017

Southern University in Louisiana has received seven applications from private companies bidding to run the school’s medical marijuana cultivation operation, including three that failed to win a similar contract with Louisiana State University.

According to The Advocate of Baton Rouge, the university received applications from:

  • Advanced Bio Medical
  • AquaPharm
  • Citiva Louisiana
  •  …

Chart: 8 new marijuana markets slated to launch in 2018

Eli McVey  | March 27, 2017

By Eli McVey

Get ready for the next iteration of the green rush.

The marijuana industry is poised to grow by leaps and bounds in 2018, when at least eight of the 11 states that passed significant medical or recreational cannabis measures last year are expected to start sales.

LSU extends deadline for medical marijuana cultivation applications

Omar Sacirbey  | March 22, 2017

Marijuana cultivation businesses hoping to grow cannabis for Louisiana State University under a new medical marijuana law have more time to make their case.

LSU extended the deadline for growers to submit plans on how they would run the university’s MMJ cultivation operation to March 31, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported. The original …

Medical marijuana businesses see silver lining in White House comments on cannabis

Omar Sacirbey  | February 28, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Medical marijuana companies are finding solace in comments from the White House last week indicating the federal government might crack down on recreational cannabis but leave the $2 billion MMJ industry alone.

“It is good news for medical marijuana,” said Alex Ford of the Grassroots Vermont dispensary.