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Medical Marijuana Update: Final Product from LSU-GBSL to be Tested

July 29, 2019

Baton Rouge, La. (July 29, 2019) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is in receipt of medical marijuana final product from Louisiana State University’s (LSU’s) sub-contractor GB Sciences of Louisiana, LLC (LSU-GBSL).

A random sample of the final product was selected by LDAF today from LSU-GBSL.  LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said, “Once testing is completed and the product passes for homogeneity, potency and is deemed free of contaminants, it will be ready for distribution.”

Test results of the final product conducted by LDAF’s laboratory should be completed within seven business days. If there are issues with the sample, the testing process could be extended.

Southern University, the other licensed grower, and its sub-contractor, Advanced Biomedics, LLC d/b/a Ilera Hollistic Healthcare, received authority to begin growing medical marijuana on July 22, 2019. Standard operating procedures have been approved and a Phase 1 facility is ready to begin the process of planting seeds.

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