Delta Medmar opens doors to patients

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Delta Medmar held a soft opening on Thursday to allow patients to start filling their prescriptions for medical marijuana.

It served at least ten people before closing time.

Delta Medmar is one of nine medical marijuana dispensaries in Louisiana. It's located on McMillan Rd. in West Monroe.

For those who have recommendations for medical marijuana from their doctors, here's what to expect when you arrive at a dispensary:

First, your doctor will contact the dispensary through a private fax machine.

Once there, patients will be checked in by a security guard, who is also monitoring 16 cameras surrounding the building.

Patients will then be let in to see the pharmacist by security. The dispensary's pharmacist will ask a series of questions. This will give state departments data on the effectiveness of the drug.

Patients will go through a final vetting before being given medical marijuana.

The entire process takes on average 15-20 minutes from the moment the patient meets the pharmacist.

The cost of the drug ranges between $90 and $200.

If you are looking for a doctor to get a recommendation, you can contact The Healing Clinics.

A list of other doctors can be found here. The list will be updated as more doctor apply for permits. (Search Practitioner Type: Therapeutic Marijuana Registration Permit)