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Buy Marijuana In Louisiana:The Louisiana Pharmacy Board has issued nine permits to companies that will operate the state’s first medical marijuana pharmacies. The 17-member board is mandated by state law to oversee the marijuana dispensaries and will award a 10th permit as needed.

The permit awards come nearly three years after state lawmakers approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Fred Mills, a pharmacist, and hashed out the regulatory framework for dispensing medical marijuana to treat certain qualifying conditions: cancer, HIV, AIDS, cachexia/wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and seizure disorders such as epilepsy, spasticity and Crohn’s disease.

Doctors must get permission from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to recommend the drug for patients.

(AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

Nine Health Regions

One pharmacy will operate in each of the nine regions of the state established by the Louisiana Department of Health.

Louisiana law prohibits marijuana from being sold in any form that can be smoked. The forms sold at state-permitted pharmacies will include pills, topical creams and oils and can only be dispensed to patients with a doctor’s recommendation form.

The nine regions and their associated parishes are:

  • Acadian: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes.

Here are the nine companies and the owners as listed on permit applications submitted to the Louisiana Pharmacy Board:

(Map courtesy of the Louisiana Department of Health)

Region 1 Metropolitan: H&W Drug Store, Inc.

H&W Drug Store, LLC is owned and operated by Ruston Henry, a graduate of Xavier University’s pharmacy school and a pharmacist since 1985, according to his permit application.

Henry, who took over the business from his late father Sterling Henry, currently operates pharmacies in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. The marijuana dispensary will be located in a leased space at 4718 Paris Avenue in the Oak Park Shopping Center.

According to the application Henry anticipated opening July 1, 2018.  However, he said recently it could be early next year.

Region 2 Capitol: Capitol Wellness Solutions, LLC

Capitol Wellness Solutions, LLC is a partnership formed by a trio of pharmacists:

  • Randy Mire

The pharmacy will be located at 7941 Picardy Ave., Baton Rouge.  According to their application, Capitol Wellness anticipated opening May 1, 2018.

Region 3 Teche: Green Leaf Dispensary, LLC

The dispensary would be located at 6048 W. Park St., Houma. It has an anticipated opening date of Sept. 10, 2018.

The owners:

  • Omar W.D. Percantte

Region 4 Acadian – The Apothecary

The Apothecary Shoppe will be located at 620 Guilbeau Road in Lafayette, Louisiana.Buy Marijuana In Louisiana

The owners are two Louisiana pharmacists, a Louisiana physician and an attorney “who is a pioneer of the legal marijuana industry in Colorado,” according to the application.

The owners anticipate opening the pharmacy June 1.

The owners are:

  • Eric Kyle Vidrine

Region 5 Southwest: Medicis, LLC

The dispensary is planned for 1727 Imperial Blvd, Building 4, in Lake Charles. The owners anticipate opening June 1, 2018.

The owners are:

  • James Thibodeaux,

Region 6 Central: The Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy, LLC

A medical marijuana pharmacy called The Medicine Cabinet, would be located at 403 Bolton Ave. in Alexandria.Buy Marijuana In Louisiana

The owners are:

  • Michelle D. Williams

The opening date is uncertain, although the initial application said it was slated to open Jan. 1, 2018.

Region 7 Northwest: Hope Pharmacy, LLC

The pharmacy would be constructed at 1410 Kings Highway, Suite A, in Shreveport. The anticipated opening date is sometime in June, though a specific date was not provided.Buy Marijuana In Louisiana

The owners are:

  • James Douglas Boudreaux,

Region 8 Northeast: Delta Medmar, LLC

The medical marijuana dispensary is to be located at 111 McMillan Road in West Monroe. It has an anticipated opening date of July 1, according to the application.Buy Marijuana In Louisiana

The owners:

  • William Clinton Windham,

Region 9 Southeast: Willow Pharmacy, LLC | Buy Marijuana In Louisiana

The Willow Pharmacy, a medical marijuana dispensary, plans to open in this strip mall at 1519 Louisiana 22, Suite 5 in Madisonville. The application noted that it would begin operating ‘upon notification’ of a permit award by the state.Buy Marijuana In Louisiana

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