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This might sound a little weird, but even though marijuana is legal in this state - students studying to become pharmacists in Louisiana didn't cover cannabis at all during the course of their classes.  That is, until now.

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According to a report from MyArkLaMiss, the University of Louisiana at Monroe's (ULM) School of Pharmacy is now 1 of only 3 schools that have the official green light from the state to research cannabis and help.  The other 2 schools that can legally perform research on marijuana are Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and  the Southern University Agricultural Center.

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ULM students will be studying the pharmacological and therapeutic effects of cannabis as a medicine, but the research in Monroe won't stop there.  According to the report, nonprofit organization Biomedical Research and Innovation Park (BRIP) is working with the university to build a $35 million research park to take advantage of the newly announced legal status.  The organization hopes to conduct research at the site as soon as 2023.

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The university is also entertaining a few confidential inquiries that are interested in legally researching marijuana in our state.  One, unnamed lumber company has reportedly been interested in ULM ability to research hemp as a possible replacement for traditional concrete. "Hempcrete," is reportedly cheaper, stronger, and lighter than the standard concrete we use today.

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