The state of Louisiana legalized medical cannabis in 2016, through a Legislative bill, Senate Bill 271, which provided a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis as a form of treatment for their ailment. Access to medical cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell medical cannabis.
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When to Apply
LOUISIANA MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSES
Louisiana Medical Cannabis Cultivators – can grow medical cannabis plants; extract, process and produce medical cannabis products; and sell wholesale to other state licensed medical cannabis businesses. There is a limit of two (2) business licenses allowed for Louisiana Medical Cannabis Cultivators within the state.
Louisiana Medical Cannabis Dispensaries – can purchase medical cannabis from licensed cultivators and dispense cannabis to registered patients. There is a limit of ten (10) business licenses allowed for Louisiana Medical Cannabis Dispensaries within the state.
HOW TO START A MARIJUANA BUSINESS IN LOUISIANA
To obtain a marijuana business license in Louisiana, you will be required to submit an application. As part of the application, some of the plans you will need to include the following:
- Security Plan.
- Environmental Impact Plan.
- Quality Control and Quality Assurance Plan.
- Business History Plan.
- Financial Plan.
- Community Benefits Plan.
- Research Plan.
- Cultivation, Manufacturing and/or Dispensing Plan.
- Labor Compliance Plan.
- Staffing and Training Plan.
Schedule for a complimentary 15-min consult with our licensing/application team to learn more about how we may be able to assist you.
2016 – Louisiana legalized medical cannabis
2019 – Medical cannabis sales began
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