Louisiana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Louisiana’s new medical cannabis program moving forward

By John Schroyer Louisiana’s new medical marijuana program is moving ahead after two public universities opted to grow MMJ as the state’s only cultivators. One university has even talked with law enforcement about about how to avoid breaking the law because of a legal loophole, a sign Louisiana’s MMJ program is on its way to becoming viable.

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Second Louisiana University Opts In to Grow Medical Cannabis

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 […]

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Louisiana State University Opts Into Marijuana Cultivation

The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution allowing the school’s AgCenter to seek a state license to produce cannabis as part of a recently passed medical marijuana law there. The move could provide an opportunity for private cannabis companies to serve in an advisory role. LSU’s AgCenter said in a news […]

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

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.

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Louisiana governor signs landmark medical marijuana bill

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a landmark bill to create a viable medical marijuana program, paving the way for MMJ to be available to patients for the first time in Louisiana history. The move also puts Louisiana squarely on track to be the first state in the South to implement a workable medical cannabis […]

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Louisiana moves toward passing workable medical cannabis program

By Omar Sacirbey Louisiana is moving toward becoming the nation’s 25th state to create a workable medical marijuana program, which would position it as an MMJ beachhead in the South. State lawmakers this week passed legislation that removes a major impediment to a legalized medical marijuana market in Louisiana. 

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Louisiana 2+ Years Away From MMJ Sales

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 numerous hoops […]

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Louisiana Gov Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

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 Drug Enforcement Administration […]

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Louisiana MMJ Bill Sent to Governor

The Louisiana Legislature has put its final stamp of approval on a medical marijuana legalization bill, sending the measure to the state’s governor, who has said he will sign it. The bill would create one of the strictest MMJ programs in the country and might prove difficult to implement. Under the bill, only one cultivation […]

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Louisiana Close to Legalizing Medical Marijuana, With Big Unknowns

Louisiana appears poised to legalize some form of medical marijuana sales, but it’s unclear what potency levels the state would permit, and advocates say the entire program could prove to be unworkable. A bill that would allow the sale of non-smokeable forms of cannabis through up to 10 dispensaries statewide sailed through the state House […]

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