A Bossier City mother hopes state lawmakers will authorize medical marijuana as a possible treatment for health conditions related to autism.
Chris Whittington and Doug and Jennifer Boudreaux were awarded the medical marijuana license for the Shreveport region.(Photo: Greg Hilburn/USA Today Network)
A married couple and a former chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party are expected to open Shreveport’s medical marijuana pharmacy — near two of the region’s largest cancer centers — in about eight months.
Hope Pharmacy was awarded northwest Louisiana’s sole medical marijuana pharmacy earlier this month by the state Board of Pharmacy in Baton Rouge. Jennifer and Doug Boudreaux and fellow co-owner Chris Whittington were granted the license for northwest Louisiana.
The Boudreauxs operates Boudreaux’s Speciality Compound Pharmacy in Shreveport, the only nationally accredited pharmacy for compounding in the region.
Hope Pharmacy will be at 1410 Kings Highway Suite A. Nearby are the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; the LSU Health Shreveport medical school; the Shiners Hospitals for Children; and, about a mile