Category Archives: Louisiana

Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Patients Are Finding Costs of Cannabis Too High

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, pricing them out of a medication they waited years to obtain. Nine pharmacies dispense medicinal-grade pot and set their individual prices. Dispensary owners say […]

Medical Marijuana Set to Hit Louisiana Dispensaries Next Week

It’s taken four years, but starting next week, the first batch of medical marijuana will arrive in Louisiana dispensaries. On Thursday, the state’s agriculture and forestry commissioner Mike Strain announced that the agency had completed the final round of testing on cannabis that was produced by Louisiana State University and a contractor, GB Sciences. “We […]

Louisiana Could Have Medical Cannabis on Shelves by Next Week

Patients in Louisiana could see medical cannabis products on dispensary store shelves as soon as next week, according to an announcement from state regulators on Monday. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain said in a press release that the initial batch of cannabis oil formulations had been received from GB Sciences […]

Louisiana Coroner Claims Woman Died From “THC Overdose”

A Louisiana coroner reports that a 39-year-old woman who died in February on her couch in the town of LaPlace could have suffered a marijuana overdose. Though there is some cause for skepticism over the finding, its accuracy would make hers the first reported case of death caused by marijuana in the world. “At high […]

Louisiana Medical Marijuana “Inhalation Bill” Approved by State Legislature

Louisiana lawmakers have approved a bill to allow medical marijuana patients to use inhaled cannabis products. The amended measure, which was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 82-0, will apply only to metered-dose inhalers and does not legalize smokable forms of cannabis. Under current regulations of the state’s […]

Louisiana House Approves Hemp Legislation — But Does It Go Far Enough?

The Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill to make hemp cultivation legal on Wednesday — but advocates continue to point out that the legislation does not go far enough to provide clarity in the state’s legal system. Given recent law enforcement policing of CBD distributors, that’s a major issue. “The idea is to grow and […]

Louisiana House Committee Advances Proposal to Legalize Hemp

Louisiana lawmakers have advanced a bill that would bring the state’s hemp laws better in line with new federal regulations. The bill, which would legalize the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp in Louisiana, advanced out of the House agriculture committee on Thursday. While passage of the bill would end the state’s ban on hemp […]

Louisiana’s Cajun Cannabis CBD Store Raided, Owner Facing Felony Charges

Less than a week after the 4/20 grand opening of Louisiana’s newest CBD store and cafe, Cajun Cannabis, owner Travis DeYoung is facing multiple felony drug charges. Late Wednesday night, police stopped DeYoung in his vehicle for an alleged traffic violation. After searching DeYoung’s car and finding a gun and various forms of cannabidiol products, […]