Two weeks ago LSU approved plans to let its Ag Center grow medical marijuana, but today it was announced the plan won’t be fully underway until 2017.
According to University Vice President for Agriculture William Richardson, the grow operation will be strictly regulated on an off-campus site, and undergraduate students will not be allowed to work in the facility.
Security will be tight, including constant video monitoring of the plants and extensive background checks for employees.
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6/27/16: Two Louisiana schools approve plans to pursue medical marijuana licensing
Two Louisiana school boards approved plans to pursue licensing last week to grow marijuana for medical use, The Associated Press reports. The schools, LSU and Southern University, would be the sole growers and researchers of marijuana for medical use in the state and would produce marijuana oil for patients.
LSU plans to create a $10 million facility and is currently seeking private funding, according to The AP.