*You must be a current patient with a recommendation in order to place an online order.
**Orders without a valid recommendation will not be accepted.

Medical marijuana is now legally available to Louisiana patients, with Baton Rouge’s Capitol Wellness Solutions recording the state’s first-ever regulated medical – cannabis sales transactions at the dispensary’s 8037 Picardy Ave. location.

Randy J. Mire, Pharm.D

CEO and Founder

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Capitol Wellness Solutions location in Baton Rouge. The move to this new and expanded location not only allows us to better serve the medical marijuana needs of patients in the area but also demonstrates our commitment to providing accessible, quality healthcare options.

Our Pharmacists

Randy J. Mire, Pharm.D

Randy J. Mire is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Capitol Wellness Solutions.  Randy has a singular focus, to give the people of Louisiana the highest pharmaceutical care possible.

TJ Woodard, Pharm.D

TJ is a staff pharmacist at Capitol Wellness Solutions. He joined the Capitol team in 2017. He is dedicated to safely and professionally providing medical marijuana therapy to those patients who are desperately in need of it. 

Amy Nguyen, Pharm.D

Amy Nguyen is the Owner Managing Officer for Capitol Wellness Solutions. She is primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws and rules pertaining to the operation of a pharmacy.

Elma De Wit Swanepoel, Pharm.D

Elma is the Pharmacist in Charge of Capitol Wellness Solutions. Her passion for medical marijuana, homeopathic medicines, and other natural solutions, has helped her achieve a more balanced medicinal approach for her patients.

Michael Dufour, Pharm.D

Michael Dufour is a staff pharmacist at Capitol Wellness Solutions.  Mike joined the Capitol team in 2020.  He loves caring for patients and helping them understand their medications and how to best use them.

Hieu Luu, Pharm.D

Hieu is a Staff Pharmacist at Capitol Wellness Solutions. Since joining the Capitol team, he has found a sense of purpose and happiness being able to consult with patients and see the improvement in their physical and mental health with their marijuana therapy.

What Conditions Are Treatable

With Medical Marijuana in Louisiana?

As of August 1st, 2020, physicians can now recommend Medical Cannabis for any condition that they consider debilitating to their patient.

Debilitating Conditions

Louisiana law allows for any condition considered debilitating to an individual patient to be treated with medical marijuana. For a list of common conditions that can often be effectively treated with medical marijuana, click on the link. This list is not intended to be all inclusive.

How to Become a…

Medical Marijuana


Have Any Debilitating Condition

If you have any condition that is currently affecting your health or well-being, you are eligible to become a medical marijuana patient. Find out more about treatable conditions here.



Get a Recommendation

To become a medical marijuana patient, you will need to get an evaluation and recommendation from a physician. Search for physicians near your area here.



Send Your Recommendation

Once you have your recommendation, you will need to have it FAXED or e-scribed by your prescriber directly to Capitol Wellness Solutions. Handwritten hard copies and telephone orders cannot be accepted.



Receive Confirmation & Place an Order

Wait for a confirmation text from the pharmacy that your recommendation was received. You can then place an online order for pickup or delivery on our Order Online page or visit our pharmacy for a Pharmacist consultation and/or to place an order.



Are you an

Out-of-State Patient?

If you are a patient with an out-of-state medical marijuana card visiting Louisiana, you can now purchase your medication at Capitol Pharmacy.

You will need to present your Medical Marijuana card, a valid state ID or driver’s license, and fill out our Visiting Patient form, either digitally or in print. You can find the links below:

Once received and reviewed, your licensed physician will be contacted by our pharmacy for approval to dispense in Louisiana.

Telemedicine Providers

Please select from one of the following telemedicine providers for a medical marijuana recommendation.

Rome Sherrod III, M.D.
Mari Medical
Elevate Holistics
Elevate Holistics

Use code “49” at checkout to get a recommendation for $49

LA Medical Marijuana Doctors
Green Leaf Medical Center
Releaf Med
The Healing Clinics
The Healing Clinics

Use discount code CAPITOLWELL to get $20 off recommendations

Victor H. Chou, M.D.

Summer Special!
$45 for New Patients & Renewals

Cher Aymond, M.D.

$75 for Veterans and Transfer Patients

Leafy DOC

Use discount code CAPPHA to get a recommendation for $99/ year

In-Person Recommendations

Victor H. Chou, MD

12011 Bricksome Ave. Ste D
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 800-3162

Rome Sherrod III, MD

13013 Justice Ave
Baton Rouge, LA. 70816
(225) 610-2013

Kevin J. Callerame, MD

5247 Didesse Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA. 70808
(225) 215-2193

Raynando Banks, MD

8251 Summa Ave, Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA. 70809
(225) 387-7858

Leone F. Elliott, MD

3488 Brentwood Dr, Ste 103
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 384-5378

Gregory Ward, MD

4580 Bluebonnet Blvd, Suite A,
Baton Rouge LA 70809
(225) 766-1616

Csilla Linszky, MD

7865 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA. 70809
(225) 888-4443

Green Leaf Medical Center

832 E. Boston St. Suite 6
Covington, LA 70433​
(504) 940-4942

Cher Aymond, MD

4605 N Unviersity Ave
Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 565-2239

Become a Recommending Physician

Physicians who would like to recommend medical marijuana to their patients can request to update their CDS License from the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. You can visit the Louisiana Association for Therapeutic Alternatives website and scroll down to “Interested in recommending Medical Marijuana to your patients?”

Once submitted, email [email protected] for our team to email you introductory forms to help get you started including the Referral Form and Patient Information Form.


What forms of Medical Marijuana are allowed in Louisiana?

*You must be a current patient with a recommendation in order to place an online order. **Orders without a valid recommendation will not be accepted.

The Louisiana Department of Health outlines several acceptable forms for medical marijuana. These include flower, oils, extracts, tinctures, sprays, capsules, pills, solutions, suspensions, gelatin-based chewables, lotions, transdermal patches, suppositories, and metered-dose inhalation. 

What is flower?
Flower refers to the trichome-covered part of a female cannabis plant. Otherwise known as bud, cannabis flower is a versatile medication and the most popular form of cannabis. While smoking in a pipe or joint is the most common way to medicate, vaporizing in a vaporizer, and incorporating into edibles are also viable treatment options.

As the medical marijuana program grows in Louisiana, we expect more dosage forms to become approved and/or available.

Tinctures are administered either: (click here)


  • You place the instructed dosage into your mouth and swallow. You should start to feel the effects coming on between 30 to 90 minutes, with a peak maximum effect reached after two to three hours, and last for about 4 to 12 hours, depending on the dose.


  • You place the instructed dosage under your tongue and hold for 30 seconds and then swallow. This helps get the medicine into your bloodstream quicker and is a preferred method that will allow you to feel the effects coming on faster and stronger.

What are Topical Creams?
Topicals can include cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation. Topicals are often used by patients who want the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the cerebral euphoria associated with other delivery methods as they are non-intoxicating.

What is a Gelatin-Based Chewable?
This is an edible form of medicine that contains cannabis. A popular method of delivery for medicinal marijuana, people should exercise caution when using edibles, especially for the first time. Patients should always adhere to the recommended dosage.

What is a Metered-Dose Inhaler?
This is a small, hand-held device filled with medicine. It helps deliver a certain amount of medicine through your mouth and into your lungs.

*You must be a current patient with a recommendation in order to place an online order.
**Orders without a valid recommendation will not be accepted.

CBD Products

Cannabis is a plant that contains over 400 different chemical compounds. The two most commonly known naturally occurring compounds are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol).

There are two types of cannabis plants. One type of cannabis plant is marijuana, which contains varying levels of THC, the compound that produces the “high.” Another type of cannabis plant is hemp, which has extremely low concentrations of THC (no more than 0.30%).

CBD is naturally contained in and can be extracted from either marijuana or hemp. Regardless of whether CBD is extracted from marijuana or hemp, CBD will not make you “high.”

Skip the Wait with Aeropay

Want a faster checkout experience at Capitol Wellness Solutions? 

Pay with Aeropay for your online pickup orders and skip the wait! When you visit the pharmacy, your products will be bagged and ready for you at check-in.   

What is Aeropay? 

Similar to Venmo or Paypal, Aeropay is a convenient payment solution that is completely secure and free for our customers that moves money via bank-to-bank (ACH) transfer. Aeropay takes extensive measures to protect your data through its bank-level encryption, fraud prevention and risk reduction features. There is also a multi-factor authentication (MFA) option to make your account even more secure.  

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What are your hours of operation?

Our hours of operation are:

* Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
* Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (only pickup orders)

Consultations with a Pharmacist are 9am-4pm Monday-Friday

How do I become a medical marijuana patient in Louisiana?

To become a medical marijuana patient, you will need to get an evaluation and recommendation from a physician. You can find a list of trusted physicians here.

For a  more comprehensive guide of what to expect click here.

What Forms of Payment are Accepted?

Capitol Wellness accepts cash, debit cards with a PIN, and Aeropay

 *Please note that debit cards require a PIN and will run as a normal ATM transaction with a slight processing fee.

Do you offer delivery service?

Yes, we have expanded our delivery areas to include all of East Baton Rouge parish and surrounding areas. Here’s what you should know:

  • Delivery orders must be paid with Aeropay—a free and secure payment method
  • We deliver to all of East Baton Rouge parish and surrounding areas
  • We can deliver to your home, office, or anywhere that you are comfortable receiving your medication. Just enter your desired delivery address at time of order.
  • Someone over the age of 18 must be available to sign for the delivery and show a valid ID
    Deliveries are made Monday-Friday from 10 am-6:30pm
  • Delivery drivers will call or text when leaving their previous stop to let you know they are on their way
  • All products are delivered in a nondescript black bag
Can I use my medical marijuana card from another state?

Yes, out-of-state medical marijuana patients can obtain their medication at Capitol Pharmacy. You will need to fill out our Visiting Patient form, and have your Medical Marijuana card and a valid state ID or driver’s license. Once received and reviewed, your licensed physician will be contacted by our pharmacy for approval to dispense in Louisiana.

Does health insurance cover medical marijuana products if recommended by a doctor?

Even though a majority of states including Louisiana have legalized the use of marijuana in medical treatments, patients will have to pay for medical marijuana products out of pocket at a licensed pharmacy due to the Schedule 1 controlled substance classification of marijuana.

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