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Lafayette medical marijuana pharmacy set to open August 7

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 13:40:10-04

A Lafayette medical marijuana pharmacy is set to open next week following the clearance of the first batch of the product in the state.

That first batch of medical marijuana is expected to be available to licensed medical marijuana pharmacies early next week. The Apothecary Shoppe, one of the nine pharmacies authorized to sell the product by the Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy, is set to open its doors on August 7, 2019. The business says they are Acadiana’s first and only medical marijuana pharmacy.

"The Apothecary Shoppe is proud to bring to the Acadiana Region its first state-of-the-art medical marijuana pharmacy. We are finally able to fulfill our commitment to making this life-changing treatment available and accessible to all patients with approved conditions, so they can find the relief they need," said Eric Vidrine, Pharmacist and Co-Founder of The Apothecary Shoppe. "We want the communities we serve to know that The Apothecary Shoppe is dedicated to serving patients in a professional and compassionate manner and remains focused on patient care and safety, exceptional quality, accessibility and superior customer service.”

The Apothecary Shoppe says it has been working with local physicians to pre-input information and recommendations for patients that have already been evaluated by a physician and obtained a valid medical marijuana recommendation.

The business is located at 620 Guilbeau Road, Suite A in Lafayette. Business hours will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All pharmacy visitors must be a patient with a medical marijuana recommendation, or their authorized caregiver or family member, before admitted into the main dispensing area. General information on the program and how to become a patient are available in the lobby or at www.theapothecaryshoppe.net.