An ongoing dispute has intensified in Louisiana, pitting regulators against one particular of the state’s health-related marijuana cultivation teams, but it is unclear no matter whether 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-developing companion, GB Sciences, they had violated the law and state regulations by moving plants from a short-term facility to a most important processing plant with out permission.
The movement of the plants was characterized as a way for GB Sciences to boost 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 situations on no matter whether the plants could be moved.
State officials wouldn’t say Tuesday what they strategy to do subsequent. LSU AgCenter officials didn’t right away respond for comment.
Right here is the most current on Louisiana’s MMJ plan:
- MMJ solutions are not anticipated to be obtainable till May perhaps at the earliest.
- The LSU/GB Sciences group remains ahead in the method, regardless of the tension among it and the state.
- A second cultivation group led by Louisiana’s Southern University was delayed mainly because 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.