Two Louisiana Universities Decided to Move Forward with Medical Marijuana

The Department of Agriculture and Forestry gave the necessary opportunity for Louisiana State University and Southern University first right of withholding and both institutions have expressed their interest in moving forward.

After their Friday meeting, Dr. Adell Brown, Southern's Interim Chancellor, stated that the institution has come up to a decision to submit a letter stating they will accept becoming the cultivator of Louisiana state, The Times reported.

Brown also said that they spent a year understanding the consequences into this process, and the Southern University has decided to opt in.

The Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University officially agreed a resolution to allow the LSU AgCenter to start the necessary steps needed to obtain a license to produce medical marijuana.

Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture, stated that the scientific reputation of the LSU AgCenter qualifies them for the...

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