Louisiana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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Louisiana medical marijuana sales could launch in May

Barring any more unforeseen hurdles, medical cannabis sales in Louisiana might begin as soon as next month. But before the state gives the greenlight, it needs the all-clear from testing labs. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is holding off on authorizing sales until pesticide tests ensure no MMJ products are contaminated, according to Baton […]

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Louisiana medical marijuana grower opens commercial facility

GB Sciences said it has opened its commercial cultivation center at Louisiana State University, which will enable the company to increase by fivefold its production capacity for the state’s medical cannabis program. The announcement comes a month after GB Sciences settled a dispute with the state over the facility. The company also said it is starting some […]

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Louisiana medical marijuana grower plans ‘limited release’ of product in May

A Louisiana medical cannabis cultivator is planning to release a limited amount of product in May, which could temporarily alleviate some frustration from the ongoing delay in the program’s rollout. However, it’s still not clear when sales would begin. GB Sciences, which has the contract to cultivate medical marijuana for Louisiana State University, will release […]

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Louisiana medical cannabis grower OK’d to up production; no start date for sales

Louisiana’s agriculture department and a state-sanctioned medical marijuana grower broke through one of the key regulatory logjams keeping MMJ off pharmaceutical shelves. However, it remains uncertain when sales might begin. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said Friday that regulatory paperwork and background checks were completed that will allow Louisiana State University’s medical marijuana grower to move […]

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Louisiana regulators allege LSU medical cannabis cultivation team violated law

An ongoing dispute has intensified in Louisiana, pitting regulators against one of the state’s medical marijuana cultivation teams, but it’s unclear whether the quarrel will further delay an MMJ program that’s been slow to get off the ground. In a letter Monday, the state’s Agriculture Department told Louisiana State University’s AgCenter and its cannabis-growing partner, GB […]

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