Medical marijuana cleared for release

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Boxes containing the first batch of products made through the LSU AgCenter therapeutic cannabis program are readied for shipment to pharmacies on Aug. 6, 2019.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) completed testing on the first batch of medical marijuana produced by Louisiana State University’s (LSU’s) sub-contractor GB Sciences of Louisiana, LLC (LSU-GBSL).

The product was cleared on August 1.

"We are pleased to announce that LSU-GBSL's final medical marijuana product has passed all testing and is cleared for immediate release to the medical marijuana pharmacies," Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. said. "We look forward to continuing our working relationship with LSU-GBSL and SU-ADB/ILERA as we move into the next phase of the program. We also want to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly from inception through production and testing to make this a reality."

On Monday, July 29, 2019, a random sample of the medical marijuana final product was selected by the LDAF from LSU-GBSL. The sample was tested for homogeneity, potency and contaminants.

For additional updates, go to and click on the medical marijuana link.

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