Girl Scout Cookie from Deep Roots Harvest, Lavender from Green Life Productions
Northern Scout and Durban, both from Pure Tonic Concentrates
THC-infused Chocolate Gold bar by NevadaPure and the Apothecary
What is their mission?
Devoted to a higher purpose and the well-being of the medical marijuana community, the Apothecary’s mission is to create a positive cannabis culture in Nevada. The Apothecary Shoppe plans to emphasize guest experience and wellness by matching patients to flower, concentrate, syrups, and edibles best suited for a particular taste or need, to provide accessibility to licensed physicians, and to raise the standard by which cannabis dispensaries should be measured.
NevadaPure’s CBD Lavender Lotion XX Strength
Any products to look forward to?
ChxRx (chemo) syrup and Pain RX syrup from Soothing Remedies by the Apothecary Shoppe
What kind of products?
Flower, concentrate, edibles, hybrids, indica, sativa, and topicals, as well as rolling papers and E-nails (the future of concentrates).
What is unique about them?
Because the Apothecary Shoppe is physician-owned, they plan to research cannabis. Currently, Dr. Spirtos is conducting a study to research the effects of a THC:CBD syrup he has developed specifically for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Now open for enrollment, the study will determine whether THC:CBD syrup will control nausea and vomiting in patients using chemotherapy. Should you be interested in participating, please call the Apothecary Shoppe.
How educated are their staff?
“We offer our concierges physician-directed training with myself as well as the dispensary’s general manager and other physicians,” explained Dr. Spirtos, owner of the Apothecary Shoppe, who added, “that the concierges will be in training until we are comfortable with their progress. We literally walk our concierges through 1,100 papers and base their education off of the actual literature.”
In addition, Dr. Spirtos and his colleagues emphasize the importance of getting each patient’s medical history and finding out what medications they are taking in order to take cross-reactions into consideration. They also work with patients to make adjustments. “We give them a dose and see where it goes and work with them until we find something that works,” Dr. Spirtos relayed of the patient care offered at the dispensary.
What does the place look like?
Featuring cabinetry and woodwork crafted by locally skilled artisans, the Apothecary Shoppe offers an upscale and impeccably stylish environment that reminded us of a cigar lounge. But the proprietors had another inspiration. “We wanted it to reflect a turn-of-the-century pharmacy with both its warmth and local feel. The goal was to convey how people felt going into their local pharmacist,” explained Dr. Spirtos. “We didn’t want it to feel like an Apple store or smoke shop. Frankly, having grown up in the desert, when you go to a place with a lot of wood it is extra warm and that was the whole idea behind the dispensary’s design.”