Louisiana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Another Louisiana grower set for initial medical cannabis harvest

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Louisiana could have a new MMJ product source as soon as March or April, with Southern University poised to begin harvesting its first crop next week. The Baton Rouge school’s medical marijuana cultivation partner, Ilera Holistic Healthcare, currently is cultivating 2,300 plants, The Advocate reported. Ilera began growing the plants in […]

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Louisiana medical marijuana grower to sell CBD products

Ilera Holistic Healthcare, a medical marijuana grower in Louisiana, plans to sell CBD products nationwide. A contractor for Baton Rouge-based Southern University, Ilera will also sell the over-the-counter CBD products at all but one medical marijuana dispensary in Louisiana. “We’ll be the first university in the United States to do a national CBD launch,” Ilera CEO […]

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The future of the medical marijuana industry: Q&A with Andrea Small-Howard, chief science officer at GB Sciences

Andrea Small-Howard has a unique view into how the medical side of the cannabis space is evolving. She’s the chief science officer at GB Sciences, a Las Vegas-based marijuana company pursuing two strategies – one recreational, and the other aiming for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its medical cannabis products. Small-Howard has […]

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Recreational marijuana

Maine cleared a major hurdle on its path to legalize the sale of adult-use cannabis by launching the application process for businesses seeking to sell recreational MJ.

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Week in Review: Vape crisis continues, federal cannabis bill moves, Utah licenses & more

State regulators from across the country react to the vaping crisis, a federal marijuana banking bill sees movement, Utah ups its medical cannabis licensing opportunities – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. States’ responses to vaping crisis State regulators nationwide have begun responding in earnest to the vaping illness epidemic, which now stands […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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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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