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Louisiana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

18 Aug Southern University winnows list of medical cannabis vendors to three

Three Louisiana companies have been chosen as finalists to operate Southern University’s medical marijuana program.

Advanced Biomedics and Med Louisiana from Lafayette as well as Southern Roots Therapeutics from Baton Rouge are the three firms still in the running, the Baton Rouge Advocate...

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19 Jul Seven firms apply to run Louisiana university’s medical cannabis grow

Southern University in Louisiana has received seven applications from private companies bidding to run the school’s medical marijuana cultivation operation, including three that failed to win a similar contract with Louisiana State University.

According to The Advocate of Baton Rouge, the university received...

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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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