1230PM LRN News

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s public school private school split in sports like football will remain in place, even though a proposal to end the split received a majority of the votes, but it did not clear the 2/3rd vote needed for passage.

Maplewood Middle School in Sulphur is now home to a Grammy winner in Mickey Smith, who was honored with the Music Educator Award. Smith says he’s honored to take home the award for his work at a school he grew up just a few blocks away from…

Cut 3 (12)  “teaching” 

As the legalization of recreational marijuana use spreads to more states the AAA is warning drivers that driving after smoking pot is still considered a form of impairment. AAA spokesperson Don Redman says lawmakers need to consider the ramifications…

Cut 7 (09) “…are being abused.”

Southern University Ag Center and Ilera Holistic Healthcare release their line of hemp-derived CBD oil known as ALAFIA. Executive Director for the Southern Institute for Medicinal Plants Dr. Janana Snowden says rollout gives students the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the medical cannabis industry.

Cut 10 (10) “…they’re well equipped.”

CBD is non-psychoactive.

Heisman finalist and former LSU superstar defensive back Tyrann Matthieu will suit up for the Chiefs Sunday night in the Super Bowl as a key part of the team. But before that, Matthieu struggled with drug use during his time at LSU and was kicked off the team in 2012, reportedly for multiple failed drug tests. After his dismissal, he went into rehab, and turned it around in the NFL…

Cut 14 (10) “…the now.”