Louisiana dispensaries expecting medical marijuana next week; sales start unclear

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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 president, told the Associated Press the company is coordinating with the dispensaries to start delivering medical marijuana Tuesday.

It’s unclear how many of the nine dispensaries will immediately begin selling MMJ products.

The recently released Marijuana Business Factbook projected, based on a June launch, that Louisiana’s heavily regulated MMJ market would reach only $1.8 million-$2.2 million in retail sales this year.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily