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Louisiana Considered: A look at the rollout of flower in the state medical marijuana program

Israel grows medicinal marijuana in Safed
epa02310452 A worker tends to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company near the northern Israeli town of Safed on 31 August 2010. In conjunction with Israel's Health Ministry, the company currently distributes cannabis or Marijuana for medicinal purposes to over 1,800 people to help relieve pain caused by various health conditions. EPA/ABIR SULTAN ISRAEL OUT

On the Jan. 12 episode of Louisiana Considered, Karl Lengel speaks with former AP Louisiana correspondent Melinda DeSlatte about what she's learned in her 20-year career covering state politics and policy.

Then, we hear from Galactic’s bassist Robert Mercurio about how the latest phase of the pandemic is impacting Louisiana’s music economy.

We also talk to Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain about the state’s rollout of flower in the medical marijuana program.

Karl Lengel has worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WWNO from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.