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Acadiana’s Only

Medical Marijuana Pharmacy


M-F: 9:00am – 5:30pm


620 Guilbeau Road, Suite A
Lafayette, LA 70506

Acadiana’s Only Medical Marijuana Pharmacy


In Louisiana, 9 pharmacies were awarded a license from the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy to distribute and dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients. The Apothecary Shoppe was awarded the license in the Acadian region which includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes.

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient?

1. Have ANY condition your physician deems debilitating

2. Get an evaluation and recommendation from a physician

3. Patients will need to have their recommendation FAXED or e-scribed in the future by a prescriber directly to The Apothecary Shoppe.

For a list of Physicians click the button below.

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.

Louisiana law allows for ANY condition considered debilitating to an individual patient to be treated with medical marijuana.

To learn more, click the button for additional information and links to scholarly articles.

How To Become a Recommending Doctor?

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.

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.

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 in Louisiana 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.

Expert Staff

Rely on an EXPERT! The Apothecary Shoppe has assembled a team of experts within the Pharmacy and Cannabis industries. Our pharmacist team has over 20 years of experience in the pharmacy industry and is skilled in dispensing medication for the latest treatments using cannabis-based medications.

Eric Vidrine, PD

Pharmacist & Co-Founder

David Mayer, PD

Pharmacist & Co-Founder

Brian Ruden

Cannabis Expert & Co-Founder

Kevin LaGrange, PD

Pharmacist in Charge & Pharmacy Manager

Hemp Derived

CBD Products

A naturally occurring compound

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.”


Hemp-derived CBD is legal. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp – cannabis plants with extremely low concentrations of THC – from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This removal from the definition of marijuana is what legally allows companies to use hemp-derived CBD to formulate over-the-counter CBD products for purchase by consumers.

CBD is a naturally occurring compound contained in cannabis plants, which can be extracted, tested and formulated into over-the-counter products for use by consumers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognizes the potential opportunities that cannabis compounds like CBD may offer and acknowledges the significant public interest in these possibilities.


Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a “high.” CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. CBD products may not be appropriate for everyone and, as in most cases, care should be taken by special populations, like children, the elderly, and pregnant or lactating women.

Our Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Cannabis plants contain over 400 different chemical compounds. These compounds act on your endocannabinoid system (ECS), a specialized system in the human body involved in regulating almost all brain and body functions, including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response, our ability to handle stress, and our mobility and muscle health. There have been numerous studies that highlight the potential benefits of CBD and how CBD could support the ECS.