Medical Marijuana in Louisiana has been pushed back from the distributors hoped-for launch date of late this year, to early next year as the grower, GB Sciences, its partner, LSU, and the Ag Department iron out the last regulatory details. New Iberia Senator Fred Mills says the next step is in mid-November, where “the testing will take place, and if there are no contaminants and everything meets human consumption, then we are hopeful that January, February looks like a launch date.”

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If GB’s crop clears safety standards, and they finish up their background check with State Police, then mass production should begin, and Mills says at the point they’ll be producing quite a bit of CBD in pill and oil form.

“Each plant should generate about 100 doses of medication.”

Mills says he’s been getting calls from constituents who are anxiously awaiting the treatment that is far more accessible in other states, and he’s looking forward to Louisiana crossing the finish line on a product he says will bring a lot of comfort to the most vulnerable patients.

“To see cancer patients and epileptic patients, and people that have tired all of the alternatives, to see that available for them, it will be quite gratifying I think for a lot of people.”