Plans to grow and produce Louisiana medical marijuana

The LSU AgCenter is continuing with plans to grow medical marijuana and hope to have seeds in the ground early next year. AgCenter President Dr. Bill Richardson says they should have a business plan in place this month and they are working closely with law enforcement to ensure they are comfortable with every aspect.

“We’re meeting, have a series of meetings with the Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry, who is writing the rules for the project, the Board of Pharmacy, the Board of Medical Examiners, making sure we do this exactly right.”

Richardson says they hope to get started in 2017 at an off campus location in East Baton Rouge Parish. He says legislation passed this year helped them move forward with the process and gave them exclusive rights to produce the drug.

“Our role in it is a lot clearer now, what the expectations that we’re going to be...

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