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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.

Elma De Wit Swanepoel, Pharm.D

Elma’s passion for medical marijuana, homeopathic medicines, vitamins, and other natural solutions, has helped her achieve a more balanced medicinal approach that benefits her patients in more ways than modern medicine can achieve alone.

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.

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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?

As of August 1st, 2020, any Louisiana licensed Medical Doctor in good standing with the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners may recommend Medical Cannabis to their patients.

If you need assistance finding a recommending physician, please contact us today:

(225) 800-9420

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  • Have a condition your physician deems debilitating
  • Get an evaluation and recommendation from a physician
  • Patients will need to have their recommendation FAXED or 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, MD

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

Raynando Banks, MD

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

Kevin J. Callerame, MD

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

Leone F. Elliott, MD

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

Csilla Linszky, MD

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

Gregory Ward, MD

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

Rome Sherrod III, MD

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

*Use code CAPITOL to save $15 on your visit.
Rome Sherrod III, M.D.
Leafwell
Victor H. Chou, M.D.

What forms of Medical Marijuana are allowed in Louisiana?

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. Also available are gelatin-based chewables, an edible form of cannabis medication, and metered-dose inhalers, delivering a certain amount of medicine through your mouth and into your lungs.

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.

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.

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.”

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