First batch of medical marijuana being delivered to Baton Rouge pharmacy

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An historic day for Louisiana as medical marijuana is set to be distributed to dispensaries across the state.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry completed testing Thursday on the first batch of medical marijuana produced.

This has been years in the making after lawmakers created the regulatory framework for dispensing therapeutic cannabis in 2015, but some disagreements slowed down the process.

Only the LSU and Southern University agricultural centers are authorized to grow marijuana.

Pharmacies will start picking up the first batch of medical marijuana products to give to patients today.

There are about 15 medical conditions that have been set into state law including cancer glaucoma, chrones disease.

The state only approved 9  that can legally carry medical marijuana. The only one in Baton Rouge is Capitol Wellness Solutions.

Marijuana can be available in medicinal oils, pills, liquids, topical applications and an inhaler, such as that used by asthma patients.

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