GB Sciences is announcing that all cultivation operations at LSU Agricultural Center are now open. This will allow a continuous harvest for patients by increasing GB Sciences Louisiana’s production capacity 500%.
“Our expansion is important for Louisiana’s therapeutic cannabis patients,” said GB Sciences Louisiana President John Davis, “Full-scale operations mean a consistent and continuous supply of therapeutic cannabis across the state.”
GB Sciences Louisiana’s two previous successful harvests, in the smaller proof-of-concept facility, passed state testing requirements — allowing GB Sciences Louisiana to start final product formulations immediately. These formulations will be submitted to Louisiana’s state regulator for continuous testing and ultimately distributed to the nine licensed pharmacies around the state. The new production facility is equipped with modular clean-room technology for use in the production of plants and formulation of final products.
GB Sciences Louisiana was selected by LSU Agricultural Center as its cannabis cultivation partner thorough a competitive public bid and presentation process in 2017. GB Sciences Louisiana was approved by Louisiana’s state regulator in August 2018 to grow, extract, and formulate cannabis in the smaller proof-of-concept facility on site while construction on the main production facility was underway. GB Sciences Louisiana completed the construction of the main production facility in October 2018. Since that date, the facility has received the “certificate of occupancy” from the state regulator and their Standard Operating Procedures have been approved.