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From cowboy to cannabis: Doctor opens first pot clinic


October 21, 2018

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The doctor who opened the first medical marijuana clinic in Lafayette is anything but ordinary.

Chad Rossitter started out as a nurse, not a physician.

Before that, he was a cowboy.

"I used to ride bulls," Rossitter said. "That's how I put myself through college, with the money I won."

Rossitter said he suffered a broken cheek bone, cracked ribs and other injuries from those days. But nothing seems to have slowed him down.

He and his wife Isabella recently opened Total Health Clinic (THC) on Guilbeau Road in Lafayette. It is the first clinic dedicated to serving pati...

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