Southern University moves forward with medical marijuana contract

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Southern University has gotten the go-ahead to move forward with its medical marijuana program. The Board of Supervisors approved a contract Friday with Advanced Biomedics, llc during its regular meeting. Under the agreement, the SU Ag Center will receive more than $6 million over five years. The contract can also auto renew for two more five-year periods, unless there is cause to end the contract. Advanced Biomedics has agreed to provide an additional $1 million signing bonus for each additional contract term. Advanced Biomedics will support research initiatives through Southern Ag Center’s Institute of Medicinal Plants, which is directed by Janana Snowden, PhD. Southern University moves forward with medical marijuana contract

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