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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 7941 Picardy Ave. location.

Randy J. Mire, Pharm.D

CEO and Founder

“I own several pharmacies around the state and we ship to several states. Being on the cutting edge of a medication like this and being able to offer it to local patients is something I am really excited about.”

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 Woodard is the Pharmacist-in-Charge of Capitol Wellness Solutions (CWS). As the pharmacy manager, TJ oversees the day to day activities of the pharmacy and the CWS team.

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.

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Here in Louisiana, we’re seeing a very different approach that has a good viability to become the gold-standard of what medical marijuana programs should look like.

– Mark Slaugh, Cannabis Consultant

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

Patient?

  • Have a condition your physician deems debilitating
  • Get an evaluation and recommendation from a physician
  • Patients will need to have their recommendation FAXED are e-scribed in the future by a prescriber directly to Capitol Wellness Solutions. Handwritten hard copies, and telephone orders, CANNOT be accepted.
  • Contact Capitol Wellness Solutions for a list of physicians actively recommending medical marijuana in our area.

How To Become a Recommending Doctor

Interested in recommending Medical Marijuana to your patients?

If you are a doctor who would like to use medical marijuana as a treatment option for your patients, modifying your CDS permit to include Schedule 1 privileges with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy is quick and easy. Click on the button to get started.

Current Capitol Region TM Doctors open for business:

Victor H. Chou

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

Kevin J. Callerame

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

Gregory Ward

10627 Hillary Ct
Baton Rouge, LA. 70810
(225) 766-1616

Raynando Banks

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

Leone F. Elliott

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

Rome Sherrod III

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

Csilla Linszky

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

What forms of Medical Marijuana are allowed in Louisiana?

The acceptable forms of medical marijuana in Louisiana, approved by the legislature, are oils, extracts, tinctures, sprays, capsules, pills, solutions, suspension, gelatin-based chewables, lotions, transdermal patches, suppositories, and metered-dosed inhalation.

Available today are cannabis tinctures, which is the concentrated extract applied under the tongue via dropper, a distillate syringe (RSO) for oral administration and a topical cream that can be applied to the skin. Within the next 60-90 days it is anticipated that oral dissolving strips, gelatin-based chewables, and metered-dose inhalers will also be made available as application forms of medical cannabis.

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

What are Medical Cannabis Tinctures?
Medical cannabis tinctures are packaged in a 30 mL glass bottle with a dropper. Tincture dosages are easy to self-titrate and measure. Tinctures are easily absorbed by the liver, so the effects are felt more quickly than in pill or gelatin based chewable form. Because of this, tinctures represent an effective method of consumption for precise dosing.

Tinctures are administered either: (click here)

Orally

  • 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.

Sublingually

  • 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 Distillate Syringe?
It is a highly concentrated oil that can be used sublingually underneath the tongue or orally indigested.

Forms of Medical Cannabis

Oils

Oil is a concentrated extract derived from the marijuana plant. Oils can be consumed in many ways, but the most common are placing under your tongue via a dropper or through a vaping device. Depending on how the oil was consumed, it typically will take up to 20 minutes to start feeling the effects.

Extracts

Extracts are a type of concentrate created using solvents (alcohol, carbon dioxide, etc.) that essentially wash the trichomes off the cannabis plant, collecting them for further refinement. All having similar effects, cannabis extracts can come in many different forms, like oils, lotions, sprays, and more.

Sprays

Cannabis sprays are another form of tincture. Sprays come in small bottles, that allows you to consume the oil. Usually used by spraying inside mouth onto cheeks and under the tongue, the effects can take approximately 30 minutes. 

Capsules

Capsuled cannabis comes in a small pill-like form, allowing the patient to ingest orally. Researchers say that a capsule pain-relieving effect may last longer throughout the day.

Solutions

Medical marijuana solutions are mixtures that dissolve thoroughly, allowing each ingredient to be equally distributed. Some cannabis solutions can include lotions.

Suspensions

In a medical marijuana suspension, there are usually two main ingredients that are unable to dissolve with one another. Therefore, there are small particles that remain intact. Most cannabis suspensions include oils. 

Gelatin-Based Chewables

Gelatin-based chewables are another option for patients who choose not or does not want to consume capsule forms of medical marijuana. When consuming chewables, the cannabis enters the bloodstream and is further digested. This then is broken down by the stomach and absorbed by the intestines. These chewables take typically 30 minutes- 1 hour to reach the maximum effect.

Lotions

Medical marijuana comes in topical forms, such as creams and lotions.  This allows the patient to rub on the lotion at any point where they may be experiencing discomfort or pain. Lotions are known to help over-worked muscles, patients with eczema and psoriasis, or any kind of aches and pains.  

Since the rate of absorption of the skin is slow, this allows the therapeutic relief to last longer, while avoiding the altered mental states from developing.  

Transdermal Patches

Transdermal patches are an easy and effective way to receive pain relief throughout the day. These medical marijuana patches allow an immediate infusion into the bloodstream allowing all day relief. Transdermal cannabis patches range in dosages and are very user friendly: it’s as simple as unwrapping and sticking it to the desired area.

Suppositories

Over the past few years the use of these medical marijuana suppositories has risen. After entering the rectal mucosa, the healing components of the plant-based medicine quickly spread to the organs and into the bloodstream. Unlike pills or any oral consumption of medical cannabis, suppositories do not allow the patient to experience a “head high”.  These are also easy to use at home and offers just as many benefits as any other product. 

Metered Dose Inhalation

Charged with natural extracts of cannabis, the aerosol sprayed from a metered dose inhaler is coarser than smoke yielding more cannabinoids per dose. Very little of the product (~5%) dissipates or is exhaled, allowing you to medicate without exposing others to significant second hand aerosol.

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.”

Press Releases

June 16, 2020

Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Treat Any Illness Under New LA Law

“Beginning in August, any Louisiana doctors in good standing with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners can recommend marijuana to treat any condition they consider debilitating.”

April 24, 2020

Big Changes Coming to Louisiana's Medical Marijuana Program That Could Benefit Patients

“It could drive down prices and also help some of the sickest patients manage their symptoms more effectively.”

February 18, 2020

Pharmacy Background Pays Off for Louisiana Dispensary

“When Randy Mire first learned about efforts to pass medical cannabis legislation in Louisiana six years ago, he immediately recognized the opportunity to help patients while expanding his business. Mire owns six pharmacies throughout Louisiana that ship specialty medications (not cannabis) to 35 states nationwide.”

January 30, 2020

Southern Univ. becomes first HBCU to launch hemp product line to hit shelves by March

“For patients who really have diagnosable conditions, this is accessible for them. They can come to one of the non-dispensaries to get this,” said Randy Mire, owner of Capitol Wellness Solutions.

August 6, 2019

Louisiana patients receive first doses of medical marijuana

This is the day that patients have been waiting for; some of them have taken their first dose of state-approved medical marijuana.

August 2, 2019

First Louisiana veteran to receive approved marijuana treatment on Tuesday

For the first time since the legislature approved the idea in 2015, Louisianans will have access to marijuana medicine on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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