Louisiana medical marijuana pharmacies: See possible locations, ownership groups for New Orleans, elsewhere

Louisiana medical marijuana pharmacies: See possible locations, ownership groups for New Orleans, elsewhere

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Buy Now The LSU and Southern University agricultural centers have selected two companies to cultivate and produce non-smokable medical marijuana. With that done, the state’s Pharmacy Board will soon be choosing medical marijuana pharmacies from applicants in nine regions of the state and issue a 10th license later in a high-demand region. Business people, doctors and pharmacists from throughout Louisiana are lining up to get 10 exclusive licenses to distribute medical marijuana to patients as the state narrows its list of applicants down to those most likely to win the right to take part in a new, tightly regulated industry. Pharmacies throughout state could open in the coming months if the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy hands out licenses at its upcoming March meeting. A selection committee in January interviewed the applicants for each of the nine regions that will have a medical marijuana pharmacy, and ranked the applicants in all but two of those regions. The board is slated to hand out nine permits — one for each of the designated regions throughout Louisiana — plus a 10th later in a high-demand area. The leading candidate for the New Orleans area is Rx Greenhouse, whose majority owner and chief executive officer, Dr. Sajal Roy, currently owns and operates a medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland. If approved by the Board of Pharmacy, Roy hopes to open Rx Greenhouse at 3131 N I-10 Service Road E, Suite 100, Metairie, in a four-story office building currently home to a specialty pharmacy operated by Roy, among other businesses. “If everything goes well, we hope to have finalized blueprints to submit to Jefferson Parish in two to three weeks,” he said. David Brown, a longtime medical marijuana advocate in Louisiana, is part of the top-ranked north shore group Willow Pharmacy, which plans to turn […]

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