Medical marijuana pharmacies: See possible locations, ownership groups for Baton Rouge, elsewhere

Medical marijuana pharmacies: See possible locations, ownership groups for Baton Rouge, 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. Local business people, doctors and pharmacists from throughout the state, many of whom have partnered with out-of-state marijuana industry consultants and experts, have lined up to get 10 exclusive medical marijuana pharmacy permits to be issued by the state’s pharmacy board. Pharmacies throughout Louisiana 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. In the Capitol Region, which includes East Baton Rouge and several surrounding parishes, Capitol Wellness Solutions leads the pack of applicants. The firm is primarily owned by Randy Mire, the chief executive officer of Gem Drugs, which has locations in Gramercy and Reserve. T.J. Woodard, owner of downtown Baton Rouge pharmacy Prescriptions on the Geaux, is a partner and would be the pharmacist-in-charge. Carl Dabadie, the former head of the Baton Rouge Police Department, is listed as the head of security for Capitol Wellness, according to records obtained from the pharmacy board. Capitol Wellness Solutions has a lease on a 4,300-square-foot space in the Baton Rouge Health District, at 7941 Picardy Ave., for its proposed medical marijuana pharmacy. There was a tie between […]

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