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High Times (2023)

Louisiana Spotlight: Shorts



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-07-28

Duration: 00:28:30

Subjects: Hemp | Medical marijuana | Drugs | Health Care


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Johnson, Ben Producer
  • Trump, Donald Speaker
  • Schexnayder, Clay Interviewee
  • Garsee, Jason Interviewee
  • Legier, Ernest Interviewee
  • Sherrod, Rome Interviewee
  • Potts, Jessica Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Chou, Victor Interviewee
  • Mire, Randy Interviewee
  • Davis, John Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Spotlight: Shorts” from July 28, 2023, focuses on the confusion surrounding the cannabis laws in Louisiana. Host Kara St. Cyr reports on the state laws related to the industrial hemp and medical marijuana industries. She interviews: Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder; Jason Garsee, the owner of Str8w8 Cannabis in Baton Rouge; Commissioner Ernest Legier of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC); Dr. Rome Sherrod, a medical marijuana doctor in Baton Rouge; Jessica Potts, multiple sclerosis patient and cannabis advocate; Dr. Victor Chou, Medical Marijuana Clinic of Louisiana; Randy Mire, pharmacist with Capitol Wellness Solutions, the first pharmacy to dispense medical marijuana in the state; and John Davis, president of Good Day Farm in Ruston, the largest medical marijuana grower in the state.