Southern University, one of two licensed medical marijuana growers in Louisiana, held a town hall last night and announced a timeline for seeking out a private partner to grow and produce marijuana into chewables, oils, pills or powders.

Southern Ag Center officials will issue a request for proposals in mid-March, with a 30 to 45 day application period.

Much like LSU, the state’s only other licensed grower, Southern will contract with a vendor to produce the marijuana. The university has scoped out undeveloped land at the school’s Agriculture Research and Extension Center’s Experiment Station in Baker, according to a press release.

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Sam Karlin ~ Greater Baton Rouge Business Report ~

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