Southern University obtains license to develop marijuana-based medicines
BATON ROUGE - Southern University has been granted a cultivation license to develop pharmaceutical grade medicines from marijuana plants.
Dr. Janana Snowden, Director of SIMP, stated that the Institute’s research will focus on natural product development and usage to address the major health issues.
“Quality medicine is the goal of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s medical marijuana program. We will develop medicines that can alleviate some of the pain associated with these debilitating illnesses,” said Dr. Bobby R. Phills, Chancellor-Dean of the SU Ag Center and SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.
Cancer, HIV/AIDS, cachexia or wasting syndrome, seizure disorders, epilepsy, spasticity, Crohn's disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis are all illnesses that can be legally treated with medical marijuana in the state of Louisiana.
Seven vendors have submitted applications to become the medical marijuana cultivator of Southern. Upon review from an evaluation committee, the names of the finalists will be submitted to the Southern University Board of Supervisors for review and approval.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Denham Springs protest brings community together in peaceful march
Bowling alleys among businesses looking to bounce back in phase 2 of...
Protesters return to Baton Rouge shopping center Tuesday, march across Siegen Lane
Business owners take advantage of PPE marketplace ahead of phase two
Outside jurisdictions bringing cases to Baton Rouge Child Advocacy Center