LSU AgCenter authorized to grow medical marijuana

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GB Sciences is now authorized to proceed with moving into the main facility of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center to grow medical marijuana.

The Louisiana State Police finalized its suitability background investigation.  This includes criminal, financial and civil checks.

The inspection phase of the main facility manufacturing area will be conducted by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry with the assistance of the Department of Health on Wednesday, March 27th. 

Once the LDAF receives a final product from GB Sciences, a random sample of the product will be tested in the LDAF laboratory.

After testing is completed and the product has passed testing for homogeneity and the potency is deemed free of contaminants, it will be ready for distribution through nine pharmacies.   

Last April the Louisiana State Pharmacy Board approved Hope Pharmacy’s application.  It will be located in Shreveport on Kings Highway across the street from the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. 

Pharmacist Doug Boudreaux is hoping the Shreveport medical marijuana pharmacy will open its doors in May.

According to Boudreaux in our area more than 650 patients have already pre-registered for the medical grade marijuana.

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