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Southern University moves closer to choosing cultivator for medical marijuana program

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Southern University announced three companies as finalists in the bid to find a grower for its medical marijuana cultivation and production facility.

Officials said representatives with Southern Roots Therapeutics, MED Louisiana, and Advanced Biomedics will be interviewed in-person by the Medical Marijuana Review Committee. They added the interviews will not be open to the public.

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According to SU, the company that the committee selects as its choice for cultivator will be submitted to the Southern University Board of Supervisors for final approval before a contract will be negotiated.

The university reported no taxpayer money will be spent on the program.

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