Louisiana agriculture department sued due to 'irreconcilable conflict of interest'
Feb 11, 2019 04:54 PM EST
A New Orleans company is suing the Louisiana agriculture department for how it is handling the testing of medical marijuana, arguing the agency improperly rejected its bid to become the state's independent testing lab.
New Orleans-based Reactwell LLC, doing business as Certified Cannabis, is asking a judge to stop the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry from testing the drug itself, and to award the testing contract to the company. The firm unsuccessfully bid to be the state's independent testing lab in response to a request for proposals the agriculture department issued last year.