Louisiana’s medical marijuana growers will not have their first batch ready by the mid-May deadline demanded by patients and pharmacists.
According to Louisiana State University’s agricultural center, which oversees one of the state’s two sanctioned growers, it will not have a final product to state regulators for testing until the end of the month.
This means that the product won’t reach the shelves until June, or possibly later, depending on how long the Louisiana Department of Agriculture takes to do the testing. That’s also assuming nothing happens to disrupt the production plans before then.
Even when medical marijuana does hit the pharmacy shelves, it will be a minimal supply serving patients with only the most severe need.
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