LSU finalizes contract with the company that will grow medical marijuana
Posted on 9/18/2017 6:49:00 PM.
LSU has taken the final step in the medical marijuana contract process, which means patients with debilitating conditions could have the drug in their hands some time next year. LSU vice president for Agriculture Dr. Bill Richardson says the agreement with the cannabis company GB Sciences is done; and he predicts they’ll be moving quickly to begin cultivation.
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LSU AgCenter selects medical marijuana vendor
Posted on 6/17/2017 5:42:00 PM.

The LSU AgCenter selects a vendor for the medical marijuana program. Chancellor Dr. Bill Richardson says this is the last major hurdle to getting the drug into the hands of those who need it.

He says the details of the agreement have not been released, but the plan is to contract with a Las Vegas research company called GB Sciences.
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How much longer do patients have to wait for medical marijuana? Bids are in. Now what?
Posted on 4/3/2017 1:39:00 PM.
Now that the bids are in with the LSU Ag Center to produce medical marijuana in Louisiana that would one day be used for patients who suffer from specific diseases, many are wondering how much longer they'll have to wait. New Iberia Senator Fred Mills, who was instrumental in creating the medical marijuana law, gives his best guess on a timeline.
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LSU AgCenter holds public meeting about growing medical marijuana
Posted on 10/28/2016 5:30:00 AM.

The LSU AgCenter will pitch its plan to grow the state’s medical marijuana today at a public meeting that will be attended by potential private investors. Chancellor of the LSU AgCenter, Dr. Bill Richardson, says they have about 450 people signed up to come to the meeting.
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LSU AgCenter making progress with plans to grow and produce medical marijuana
Posted on 10/3/2016 2:57:00 AM.

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.
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Mills: Latest DEA ruling on marijuana won't affect Louisiana's law
Posted on 8/12/2016 10:44:00 AM.

The Drug Enforcement Administration announces marijuana will remain a Schedule I drug under federal law, which begs the question as to what will happen in Louisiana and the 24 other states that legalized medical marijuana. Parks Senator Fred Mills authored Louisiana’s medical marijuana legislation, and he says he’s not worried because they planned for this when they wrote the bill.
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LSU Board of Supervisors okays the growing of medical marijuana
Posted on 6/24/2016 1:59:00 PM.
The LSU Board of Supervisors gives the school’s ag center the green light to begin the process of growing medical marijuana that would be dispensed to eligible Louisiana patients. LSU Ag Center Chancellor Doctor Bill Richardson says they plan to grow medical weed on private property, away from campus, inside a facility that needs to be built.
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LSU Board of Supervisors to vote on growing medical marijuana
Posted on 6/24/2016 4:59:00 AM.

The LSU Board of Supervisors will vote today on whether or not their AgCenter will grow medical marijuana that would be sold to patients who receive a prescription for the drug. Spokesperson for the LSU AgCenter Frankie Gould says the law passed this year that expanded the diseases for which the drug can be prescribed, also outlined two possible growers for the plant.
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Gov Edwards signs medical marijuana expansion bill
Posted on 5/19/2016 12:01:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a bill into law that allows patients with a wider variety of medical conditions to receive medical marijuana once it becomes available in Louisiana. Edwards says this is an issue that should stay between doctors and their patients.
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Governor discusses marijuana and incarceration rates on radio show
Posted on 5/19/2016 3:54:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says he’ll sign a bill today that expands the list of medical conditions for which medical marijuana can be prescribed. Under the legislation by St. Martin Parish Senator Fred Mills, individuals with seizure disorders and cancer could use medical cannabis once it becomes available. Edwards says it’s just the right thing to do.
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