An ongoing dispute has intensified in Louisiana, pitting regulators against 1 of the state’s healthcare marijuana cultivation teams, but it is unclear no matter if the quarrel will additional delay an MMJ plan that is been slow to get off the ground.
In a letter Monday, the state’s Agriculture Department told Louisiana State University’s AgCenter and its cannabis-expanding companion, GB Sciences, they had violated the law and state regulations by moving plants from a short-term facility to a primary processing plant devoid of permission.
The movement of the plants was characterized as a way for GB Sciences to enhance its production capacity.
According to The (Baton Rouge) Advocate, LSU AgCenter coordinator Ashley Mullens sent a letter Friday to the Agriculture Division saying the state was exceeding its oversight authority by putting circumstances on no matter if the plants could be moved.
State officials wouldn’t say Tuesday what they program to do subsequent. LSU AgCenter officials didn’t promptly respond for comment.
Right here is the most recent on Louisiana’s MMJ plan:
- MMJ items are not anticipated to be accessible till May possibly at the earliest.
- The LSU/GB Sciences group remains ahead in the method, regardless of the tension amongst it and the state.
- A second cultivation group led by Louisiana’s Southern University was delayed since of a dispute amongst the owners of the private cultivation firm Sophisticated Biomedics. In November, Pennsylvania-primarily based Ilera Holistic Healthcare took more than that contract.