- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

BATON ROUIGE, La. (AP) - The public forum where the LSU AgCenter will pitch its medical marijuana plan to potential investors is being moved to a larger location capable of seating up to 900 people.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/2elY8Q9) the forum, which is Oct. 28, will be in the Bo Campbell Auditorium on the LSU campus. It had been scheduled for LSU’s Digital Media Center Theater, where seating is limited to 175.

The LSU and Southern University agcenters have a state-sanctioned monopoly on the medical marijuana business. The LSU AgCenter says turning a 15,000-square-foot warehouse into a medical marijuana greenhouse, lab and production facility and operating it for at least five years before revenue outstrips expenses will cost an estimated $11.3 million. It is seeking private investors, since no public money will be spent on the program.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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