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Lafayette Pharmacists Granted Medical Marijuana Licenses

May 07, 2018 04:27PM ● By Savannah Ludwig

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy awarded nine licenses for medical marijuana pharmacies throughout the state, one of which was in Lafayette.

Apothecary Shoppe, owned by local pharmacists Eric Vidrine, was granted the green light to open shop as the city’s only medical marijuana pharmacy. The shop will be located at 620 Guilbeau Road.

Vidrine, along with his partner, David Meyer, own four pharmacies, with one in Baton Rouge and three in Lafayette.

Other recipients include Medicis in Lake Charles; Green Leaf Dispensary in Houma; and H&W Drug Store in New Orleans.

Patients qualified for medical marijuana suffer from these conditions: cancer, HIV, AIDS, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, spasticity or seizure disorders.