Legalization or Decriminalization: Pros and Cons of Marijuana Policy Proposals in Louisiana

May 27, 2020

The Louisiana legislature continues to move forward in a truncated session due to COVID-19 with just a few cannabis bills on the agenda. Hopefully there will be a special session to deal with the bills that could not be heard in this abbreviated session. Meanwhile, many are wondering why bills that could help create jobs, […]

The Risk of Re-opening Too Quickly

May 7, 2020

I keep up on world news and have been following COVID-19 since the early days in China. As this virus has spread across the globe, the one thing that has appeared to slow the contagion from spreading like wildfire is “lockdowns.” China had a very strict lockdown in Wuhan for four months- nothing like the […]

Cannabis in the Era of COVID-19

April 20, 2020

These are strange and trying times that we are currently living in, but you already know that. There has been some press coverage of the short- and long-term economic impacts on local and state government as a result of the pandemic but it will hit very soon. The Port of Louisiana is a major source […]

The Agonizing Rollout

October 31, 2019

The long-anticipated rollout of Louisiana’s therapeutic cannabis program happened two months ago. So many advocates did everything in their power to influence state legislators to create a program that met the needs of the patients in Louisiana and have been hamstrung by opponents every step of the way. Had the Governor not personally known a […]

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