First Louisiana medical cannabis pharmacy targets September opening

The first medical cannabis sale in Louisiana could take place by the end of summer.

That’s the proposed timeline for the opening of an MMJ pharmacy in the southern state, slightly two years after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law a new but very restrictive medical cannabis program.

The pharmacy, Rx Greenhouse, obtained preliminary approval from the state to begin operations by Sept. 1, The Times-Picayune reported.

Rx Greenhouse was chosen from a pool of eight applicants to run an MMJ pharmacy in the New Orleans area.

The pharmacy will be located in Metairie, a New Orleans suburb, but it’s awaiting final approval from the Louisiana Pharmacy Board.

The board will also be licensing another eight MMJ pharmacies, for a total of nine across the state’s health-care regions, The Times-Picayune reported.

Louisiana law does not allow for cannabis flower to be sold at MMJ pharmacies; only pills, topicals and oils will be allowed for patients.

Rx Greenhouse also operates a dispensary in Maryland.

3 comments on “First Louisiana medical cannabis pharmacy targets September opening
  1. Kevin Brewton on

    “Louisiana law does not allow for cannabis flower to be sold at MMJ pharmacies; only pills, topicals and oils will be allowed for patients.”

    Right. Because the stuff the pills and oils and topicals are made from is bad. Once you make it a pill or oil or topical, it becomes medicine and therefore it’s good!

    Actually, I’m surprised they’re this far down the curve! I really expected them to be last, not trailing the back half of the pack, LOL!

    But I’m from there, so I suppose I’m biased. Or informed.

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    • Warren Puffit on

      Respectfully you’re misinformed. GB Sciences has had a joint venture in place with LSUas first mover and that product of which you read will be cultivated, infused, tested and placed on the shelves via the aforementioned JV between the state University Ag Center; LSU and GB Sciences. Next is New Orleans. Viva GB Sciences. Viva LSU!

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    • Julius on

      Hey Kevin i live in La & this is a wild state where laws are created and contorted to fit the right account and routing number….im hoping for sooner rather than later but i honestly think we wont be legalized until 2020……PLUS and i do mean a big plus incarceration over this wonderful plant generates so much revenue for the Great Pelican State.

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