Astrid is Australia’s first female-led dispensary and specialty clinic; a boutique pharmacy and clinic that is pioneering in cannabinoid medicines, plant therapies and nutraceuticals in the heart of South Yarra, Melbourne and Byron Bay, Northern Rivers.
Founded by clinical pharmacist Lisa Nguyen in 2020, Astrid was a bold and courageous vision to remove the stigma associated with cannabinoid medicine. Lisa believed in utilising design as a vehicle to evoke impactful change, legitimise the therapeutic use of plant therapies and ultimately, create an elevated patient experience. Since then, Astrid has grown into a multi-award-winning dispensary that is now recognised as an Australian industry leader.
In 2023, Astrid’s story evolved even more through the launch of Astrid Clinic in partnership with leading cannabinoid clinician, Dr Shu Ng. Astrid Clinic is an extension of the Astrid Dispensary eco-system – a telehealth clinic specialising in plant therapies. The foundation for Astrid Clinic and Astrid Dispensary is to create a seamless patient experience from end-to-end.
Sophisticated, modern and transformative – Astrid is not only an ecosystem for access, advocacy and education of plant therapies, but it is a destination for premium skincare brands, evidence-based gut health solutions and plant-based body care products.
Astrid is the first of her kind – an exception to every rule, naturally.