Medical marijuana: GB Sciences announced today it supports the position of its public-private growing partner, the LSU AgCenter. The Nevada-based medical marijuana company reiterated the position of the LSU AgCenter, calling Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain’s allegations that the two entities are violating Louisiana’s medical marijuana law “simply untrue.” The published position comes about a week after Strain accused LSU-GBSL of illegally moving part of its cannabis crop into two rooms in its main growing facility, which has yet to begin full production. Read the full announcement.
Surf’s up: Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, which at one time had a beach hut-themed Baton Rouge location, is opening a fifth eatery in Biloxi, NOLA.com reports. While Lucy’s did not find success in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana-based chain has also recently opened locations in Aruba and Costa Rica. Read the full story.
1.2 Million cars: A type of Takata air bag inflator once thought to be safe has now come under scrutiny after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a Honda minivan. The incident forced Honda to this morning issue recall of about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America from the 2001 to 2016 model years that were not included in the massive string of previous recalls for air bags that can hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Read the full story.