When United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on Jan. 4, 2018, announcing the reversal of federal marijuana enforcement policy, politicians across the country were outraged, and now the Pelican State has joined in and asked President Donald Trump to protect Louisiana medical marijuana.
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As the state’s medical marijuana program edges closer to kickoff, only two Louisiana doctors in the state have applied for permission to dispense the drug.
The Pelican State is one step closer to having an operational medical marijuana program. On Sept. 22, 2017, Southern University’s Board of Supervisors selected Advanced Biomedics to be the school’s medical marijuana vendor.
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Southern University has selected Lafayette based Advanced Biomedics, LLC as the University’s medical marijuana cultivation and production facility operator. The decision was voted on by the University’s Board of Supervisors during its Sept. 22 board meeting.
On Sept. 18, 2017, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center announced that it had finalized its LSU medical marijuana contract with GB Sciences Louisiana, a subsidiary of GB Sciences (OTCQB:GBLX).
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GB Sciences, Inc., to produce medical cannabis products for qualifying patients in Louisiana.
Louisiana State University has selected its medical marijuana vendor and now LSU Health Shreveport is ready to prepare for Louisiana medical marijuana research.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The medical cannabis industry will descend upon Little Rock, Arkansas this December 6-7th at the Statehouse Convention Center for the Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo, hosted by Imperious Expo + Directory and the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC PINK: DEWM) today discussed its investment in New West Genetics (“New West”) and the phenomenal progress that has been achieved in only the past year.
The Southern University medical cannabis program is one step closer to becoming an operational reality. On July 19, 2017, Southern University announced that it had received seven medical cannabis cultivator applications.
BATON ROUGE,La., July 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (OTC PINK: DEWM) announced today that it has filed a provisional patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the treatment of lung cancer with cannabinoids.
BATON ROUGE, La., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — The LSU AgCenter has notified the Board of Supervisors of their intent to contract with GB Sciences, Inc., to produce a medical marijuana product for qualifying patients. GB Sciences will work under the LSU AgCenter license in compliance with state law and rules established by regulatory agencies.
DENVER, April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a business-to-business consulting firm and distributor of ancillary products and services to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its first retainer client (the “Client”) in the state of Louisiana.
On April 3, 2017, GB Sciences (OTCQB:GBLX) announced that it had submitted an offer to cultivate, extract, process and produce medical cannabis for Louisiana State University, one of two state-sanctioned medical cannabis cultivators.
On Feb. 23, 2017, Louisiana’s Southern University Land-Grant Campus held a town hall meeting on medical marijuana, providing attendees information on the university’s plans to move forward with the state’s medical marijuana program.
On Feb. 14, 2017, Louisiana’s Southern University Land-Grant Campus announced that it will hold a medical marijuana meeting in Baton Rouge on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Southern University Land-Grant Campus – consisting on the SU Ag Center and College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences – will host a Medical Marijuana Town Hall Meeting on February 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Southern University Ag Center.
Next week, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, one of the state’s two state-sanctioned medical cannabis cultivators, will start accepting applications from contractors interested in cultivating cannabis on behalf of the LSU AgCenter for the state’s medical cannabis program.
On Oct. 28, 2016, hundreds of interested investors and contractors attended a public medical marijuana forum hosted by the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, one of two state-sanctioned medical marijuana cultivators.
On Oct. 7, 2016, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center announced that it will hold a public forum on Oct. 28 to discuss Louisiana’s medical marijuana program as it concerns the LSU AgCenter.
A new study finds African-Americans are arrested far more than other groups for marijuana-related crimes in New Orleans. The Vera Institute of Justice looked at police statistics from 2010 to 2015. The study found 85 percent of those charged with marijuana-related crimes other than distribution were African-American.
On June 24, 2016, the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and the Southern University Board of Supervisors both announced the approval of resolutions to let their agricultural centers begin the process of becoming state-sanctioned medical marijuana cultivators.
On May 19, 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 271, expanding the number of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program and regulatory improvements to expedite access, as well as adding language to protect physicians, according to WAFB News.
On May 11, 2016, the Louisiana House of Representatives voted to approve SB 271, a bill designed to help kick start the state’s sputtering medical marijuana program.
BATON ROUGE, La., May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hard-hitting billboards in support of key medical marijuana legislation were launched in two of Louisiana’s largest cities on Tuesday just as state lawmakers are preparing for a final vote on the measure.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to allow broader use of medical marijuana in his state. The Democratic governor expressed support for a bill authored by Republican Sen. Fred Mills of Parks, La., that would allow more diseases to be addressed with medical marijuana. But Edwards insisted he did not want legalized recreational pot.
On May 3, 2016, the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee voted 8-6 approve SB 271, which, among other things, would expand the number of qualifying conditions for the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
On April 20, 2016, the Louisiana State Senate voted to approve a bill that would expand the number of qualifying conditions for the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
History is full of examples of rational ends reached by irrational means, of expectations dashed only to be in a bigger picture fulfilled. James Savage, an entrepreneur and activist trying to carve out a niche for hemp-based construction, has noticed one recent example.
On June 29, 2015, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill that would finally give state residents access to medical marijuana.
When the Louisiana state legislature passed a limited medical marijuana bill in 1991, it made a promise to the state’s infirm; and for decades that promise has been deferred by fear, ignorance and empty words.
In 1991, Louisiana somewhat legalized medical marijuana for patients suffering from glaucoma or spastic quadriplegia, or symptoms related to chemotherapy. However, the law was vague and lists no protections for patients or physicians or mechanisms for legal acquisition.