Louisiana medical cannabis supplies adequate, state says

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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 the panel the program has about 5,000 patients so far.

Louisiana became the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana on Aug. 6, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give qualified patients access to the products.

Nine medical marijuana pharmacies are permitted to dispense the products.

The first available product is a mint-flavored liquid tincture.

– Associated Press