No Mid-May Louisiana Release of Medical Marijuana Products
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No Mid-May Louisiana Release of Medical Marijuana Products

Louisiana’s first batch of medical marijuana won’t reach the shelves by the mid-May deadline demanded by pharmacists and patients.

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May 6, 2019

Louisiana’s first batch of medical marijuana won’t reach the shelves by the mid-May deadline demanded by pharmacists and patients. But June could be a possibility.

Louisiana State University's agricultural center, which oversees one of two state-sanctioned growers, said Friday it expects to have a final therapeutic cannabis product to state regulators for testing by the end of May.

The release to dispensing pharmacies will depend on how long the agriculture department takes to do its testing—and on nothing disrupting production plans to get the product to the department.

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