BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) â€” Louisiana is changing into the primary Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana, 4 years after state lawmakers agreed to offer sufferers entry to therapeutic hashish.
GB Sciences, one in all two state-sanctioned growers, will start transport out the product to Louisianaâ€™s registered dispensaries Tuesday morning. A number of of the stateâ€™s 9 medical marijuana pharmacies count on to open the identical day. Louisiana joins greater than 30 different states that permit medical marijuana in some kind.
Randy Mire is proprietor of Capitol Wellness Options medical marijuana pharmacy in Baton Rouge. He says two most cancers sufferers and a veteran with PTSD might be his first clients Tuesday.
Sufferers have been ready years for medical marijuana by way of regulatory disagreements and different hurdles after lawmakers created the allotting framework in 2015. The primary medical marijuana product obtainable might be liquid tinctures, bottles that include a dropper to make use of.