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University Finds Location To Grow Medical Marijuana

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LSU and GB Sciences Louisiana has found a location to grow medical marijuana that can be distributed to patients who have specific conditions. Director of the LSU AgCenter’s Therapeutic Cannabis Program Ashley Mullens says a 36-thousand square foot warehouse near Highland Road and Interstate 10 will house the plants.


The building is a former Pepsi distribution center. Mullens says they plan to complete renovations on the building in June.


LSU and Southern are Louisiana’s only two licensed growers of medical marijuana. Mullens says students under the age of 21 are prohibited from working at the facility. She says the product should become available by late summer.


For a Louisiana patient to receive medical marijuana, the prescription must come from a licensed doctor and it’s only for those who suffer from seizures, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis or have cancer.