Medical marijuana and me: the path to healing now that the cannabis flower is legal in Louisiana

As an adult, I became an occasional “closeted” consumer to help calm my anxiety, fatigue, and tension pain. The taboo and shame surrounding the subject were still very real. We were taught marijuana is a “gateway drug”, getting “high” was sinful in nature, and only people in the “street life” smoked weed.

When Grandpa leaves land, he leaves legacy. Pensiri: A Talk with Nicolette ‘FarmHer Missy’ Gordon

A young pioneer in Internet radio, Nicolette “Missy” Gordon started in 2011, trending through an online business model that had only surfaced on the national scene.  The path made sense for a 20-something broadcast journalist who’d been “on the air” with Citadel Broadcasting’s WEMX-FM Max 94.1 for years. From there, she went on the … Continue reading

‘We need as many natural remedies as possible’; SU, LSU marijuana programs may help

In a state where  marijuana is still illegal, Southern University, LSU secure roles in growing crop to combat diseases     Advanced Biometrics LLC of Lafayette, La., recently won the contract to curate marijuana for the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center following a Sept. 22 decision by the Southern University System Board of … Continue reading

SU Ag Center invites youth to cooking school

The Southern University Ag Center will sponsor a youth cooking school entitled, “Creating Healthy Enjoyable Foods” (C.H.E.F.), for students ages 9-14. Session 1 for 9 -11 year olds will be held July 9–13 and Session 2 for 12–14 year olds will be held July 23–27. The program will be held at Pinkie E. Thrift Hall, … Continue reading

Federation to host workshop on Black Farmer Class Action Lawsuit, March 17

Federation to host workshop on Black Farmer Class Action Lawsuit, March 17 By Rachel Smith Jozef Syndicate reporter Representatives from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives are inviting Louisiana farmers to an informational workshop on working with the United States Department of Agriculture, heir rights, taxes, and the Pigford 2 class action lawsuit at Southern University, … Continue reading

Annual summit prompts 8th graders to ‘Change the station, change the world’

OPELOUSAS—”It’s Back-to-School Summit time again, and we expect this year to be one of the best ones yet,” said Edna Lastrapes, assistant area agent for the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. This year, the summits’ message “Knowledge is Power: Change the World,” will encourage nearly 2,300 eighth graders to change their clothes, change … Continue reading