Louisiana joins Cannabis Regulators Association – New Orleans CityBusiness – New Orleans CityBusiness

Louisiana is one of 19 states joining the newly formed Cannabis Regulators Association, established to assist federal, state and local jurisdictions that have approved or are considering the legalization of medical and/or recreational cannabis, officials announced Friday.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, which regulates medical marijuana in Louisiana, will be represented by Medical Marijuana Program Director Tabitha Irvin, LDAF says. Louisiana does not permit recreational marijuana.

CANNRA’s other founding members include the principal cannabis regulators from Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah and Washington, LDAF says.

“CANNRA is restricted to cannabis regulators to develop best practices and policies and also to support consistent regulatory actions,” Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said.

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