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Louisiana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

16 Jun Nevada firm picked to run LSU’s medical marijuana program

Louisiana State University selected GB Sciences, a Nevada-based marijuana company, to operate the school’s medical marijuana program, one of two in the state.

Under the arrangement, GB Sciences is required to make a minimum $3.4 million contribution or a 10% commission on gross receipts...

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06 Apr Seven firms apply to run LSU’s medical marijuana operation

Seven Louisiana companies have applied to run a new medical marijuana operation overseen by the Louisiana State University’s AgCenter, moving the state another step closer to a functional MMJ system.

According to The Advocate of Baton Rouge, the applicants include Columbia Care Louisiana LLC of...

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27 Mar Chart: 8 New Marijuana Markets Slated to Launch in 2018

By Eli McVey

Get ready for the next iteration of the green rush.

The marijuana industry is poised to grow by leaps and bounds in 2018, when at least eight of the 11 states that passed significant medical or recreational cannabis measures last year are expected to...

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22 Mar LSU extends deadline for medical marijuana cultivation applications

Marijuana cultivation businesses hoping to grow cannabis for Louisiana State University under a new medical marijuana law have more time to make their case.

LSU extended the deadline for growers to submit plans on how they would run the university’s MMJ cultivation operation to March...

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02 Mar New Market: Louisiana’s MMJ program offers limited opportunities but gains momentum

By Bart Schaneman

Although it has one of the oldest medical marijuana laws on the books in the United States, Louisiana took steps just last year to lay the groundwork for a regulated MMJ program and a viable cannabis industry.

New Market: Louisiana’s MMJ program...

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28 Feb Medical cannabis executives see benefits in White House comments

By Omar Sacirbey

The nation's medical marijuana industry is finding solace in White House comments last week that hinted at "greater enforcement" of federal laws on recreational cannabis businesses.

“It is good news for medical marijuana,” said Alex Ford of the Grassroots Vermont dispensary. “I do feel...

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27 Feb Louisiana could be producing medical cannabis by end of year

One of the two establishments legally allowed to grow medical cannabis in Louisiana says it could have a grow operation up and running before the end of the year.

The state’s restrictive MMJ program permits only Southern University and Louisiana State University (LSU)...

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06 Feb LSU seeking contract growers for medical cannabis

Louisiana State University, one of two institutions granted approval to grow medical marijuana under the Bayou State’s MMJ law, will soon start taking applications from cultivation contractors interested in doing the work.

The Baton Rouge-based school said it expects to choose a cultivator by June...

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25 Jan States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

By John Schroyer

After a landmark year in cannabis legalization, marijuana advocates have plenty of work left. And they’re not resting on their laurels.

The Marijuana Policy Project calculates a whopping 38 legalization bills for medical or recreational marijuana are expected to be introduced in 33...

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21 Oct Week In Review: Detroit crackdown, NYSE listing bid & LSU proposes big bucks on MMJ

By Bart Schaneman, Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

Detroit cracks down on dispensaries, a cannabis real estate investment trust eyes a Big Board listing, and Louisiana State University proposes spending millions on medical marijuana cultivation.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry...

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