CBD Lip Plumper: What Is It and Why You Should Try It
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CBD, Topicals, Uses of Cannabis

Do you want fuller, plumper lips? Are you looking for a natural way to achieve this look? If so, then you should try a CBD lip plumper. CBD Lip Plumper may be worth trying if you want a new way to enjoy CBD while plumping your lips.CBD lip plumpers are becoming increasingly popular because they offer many benefits that traditional lip plumpers do not. In this blog post, we will discuss what CBD lip plumpers are and why you should consider using them. We will also provide a list of some of the best CBD lip plumpers on the market! What Is CBD Lip Plumper? A CBD Lip Plumper is a new cosmetic product that contains cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant and has been shown to have several great health benefits.  Until now, CBD has mostly been used in oils and tinctures, but CBD lip plumper is designed to be applied directly to the lips. Lip plumpers typically contain other ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, which aids in hydrating as well as plumping […]

Hemp CBD Honey: Natural and Raw Relief from Mother Nature
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Edibles, CBD, Honey

Honey and CBD are a great combination because they are both natural remedies with a long history of use. Hemp honey is especially good for treating anxiety and pain because it contains high levels of CBD. When taken together, these two substances can provide a natural way to calm the mind and body. Hemp honey is also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, making it a great natural healing agent. CBD is known for its ability to reduce inflammation and pain, so combining it with honey can help to amplify these effects. Honey also has natural antibacterial properties, which can help to protect against infections. Overall, honey and CBD are a great natural combination that can offer a variety of health benefits. Overview: What Is Honey? Honey is a natural sweetener that has been around for centuries. It is made by bees from the nectar of flowers and contains natural sugars, enzymes, and antioxidants. Honey has a variety of health benefits and can be used in cooking and baking. It is also effective in treating minor cuts and burns. Honey has been used […]

CBD vs CBDA: Which cannabinoid is right for me?
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Cannabis, Cannabinoids, CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiol acid (CBDA) are cannabinoids found in cannabis. Both CBD and CBDA have been shown to have therapeutic effects, but they do different things. CBD is more popular than CBDA because it is easier to produce, and there is more evidence of its benefits. However, CBDA may be more effective than CBD in some cases. Learn more about the differences between CBD and CBDA here. What Is CBDA? CBDA is the chemical precursor to CBD. Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), commonly known as the “mother of all cannabinoids,” precedes CBDA by a few milliseconds. At this point, plant enzymes specific to each cannabis strain transform CBGA into one of three different cannabinoid precursor compounds: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabichromenic acid (CBCA), and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). After CBDA is produced, it undergoes thermal decarboxylation to become CBD, which is then converted into CBD by the action of heat on the molecule. If the plant material is left to sit at room temperature and allowed to degrade slowly, this decarboxylation method can occur rapidly when cannabis material is burned or vaped. Despite […]

Soulful Caregivers Program in 2021
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Caregiving, Uses of Cannabis

For nearly two years, we have been providing volunteer caregiving services to the community. During this time we’ve helped numerous cancer and hospice patients, patients who are immuno-compromised and those with severe anxiety and PTSD. See our overview of PA Caregiving Past and Present from fall of 2020. The time has come to ask the dispensaries in our PA Medical Marijuana program to step up and support a broader rollout of caregiving services across the state. A few dispensaries have already taken this step and are providing caregiving services to their communities. This service from dispensaries is rare – and it should not be. We are providing a Conscious Cannabis Caregiving training for dispensaries ready to embrace caregiving. Any participating dispensaries will be recognized for their participation in the program – and will be guided on best practices for building their practice and will have the ability to train their employees to provide caregiving service to the public. We are also piloting a Managed Caregiver Service, whereby Soulful Cannabis Caregivers are provided to the dispensary, removing the burden of managing caregivers from […]

Cannabis and Cancer: Is It The Right Choice For Caregivers?
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Caregiving, Uses of Cannabis

Cancer will likely affect you or a loved one at some point in your lifetime.  You may find yourself as a patient or caregiver, wondering what treatments to pursue and what medications to take. Of course, this is a personal choice between you or the patient and your doctors.  There are many traditional as well as alternative treatments available.  A comprehensive treatment plan will likely include both.  So outside of the traditional treatments of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, what alternative therapies can help? Alternative therapies are often used as secondary treatments to help with the accompanying stress and anxiety of dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatments.  Alternative therapies can also help to relieve some of the side-effects caused by cancer drugs such as nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and insomnia.  These therapies can include acupuncture, Tai-Chi, aromatherapy, yoga, exercise, massage, reiki, hypnosis, meditation & breathwork.   Many of these therapies can also help to reduce the level of pain experienced by patients living with cancer. Cannabis is also an alternative therapy option. As with many other conditions that the PA […]

Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Cannabis Industry
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Cannabis, Legalization, Service

At Soulful Cannabis, we talk a lot about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).   Some business owners believe that investing in CSR is bad for the bottom line.   This is not the case.  One of the best examples of “doing well while doing good” is an investment in supporting our Soulful Caregivers Program. The Soulful Caregivers Program educates and supports registered caregivers in the PA Medical Marijuana industry.   Our caregivers go through an online training program, receive reimbursement for registration fees and can participate in a support community of other caregivers. A business benefits from participation in our Soulful Caregivers Program in three ways: Increased business revenue. Every caregiver represents the potential for $18,000 in dispensary revenue that would not otherwise be available. Just five, fully loaded caregivers can represent $90,000 in added income for dispensaries or $45,000 in added income for grower-processors. Brand Development. Being associated with sponsoring our Soulful Caregivers Program helps position your company as a compassionate member of the community.  In a 2018 brand study, PR Strategy firm Edelman found that 64% of consumers choose, switch, avoid or boycott […]

Soulful Cannabis goes to CBD School
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CBD, Cannabis

The Soulful Cannabis team took a virtual trip to CBD School where we met with Vadim.   Vadim (founder of CBDSchool.com) lead us on a conversation about the origins of Soulful Cannabis, the state of the cannabis industry and the big challenges that we hope to address.   The conversation touches on how language forms our perspectives – and how we might reconsider language around cannabis.   The team also describes their first event (coming on Feb. 24, 2019). Listen to the Soulful Cannabis Podcast on Soundcloud Please take a listen to this podcast as Jason, Julie and Skip talk through this vision of where the cannabis industry could go as it works to “be the best version of itself”. The podcast was produced by CBD School.  You can find other podcasts from CBD School at:

Language Matters
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Legalization

Cannabis or marijuana? Which one is right? In our introductory post we touched on some of the thinking behind this series and some of the terminology around medical cannabis, more commonly known as medical marijuana. It is… Language matters. In areas where there are deep-grooved stories of danger, mis-trust and trouble, our language often reflects that.   At Soulful Cannabis, we are seeking to promote a re-imagining of how the world thinks about cannabis.   How we think about something… Cannabis and marijuana are words that are often used interchangeably, but there is actually a difference between the two terms. Again – language really matters! WHAT IS CANNABIS? WHAT IS THC? The term ‘cannabis’ refers to the plant itself. It is an over-arching term that can refer to both the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. The key difference between these two types of cannabis is the THC content. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of cannabis. If we’re talking about hemp, we’re talking about a plant that has very little THC. In the United States, products like CBD are derived from […]

Cannabis Industry Accountability Workshop Results
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What does it mean for the cannabis industry to be the “best version” of itself? On Monday, June 24, 2019 a group of cannabis industry participants, patients, activists and ancillary business owners gathered to explore this question.   As people signed in, they identified their perspectives as “plant touching business experienced”, “ancillary business experience”, “activists” and “patients”. A brief introduction by Soulful Cannabis Co-founder & President Skip Shuda, acknowledged the “land grab” fever that is sweeping through the legal cannabis industry; the emergence and dominance of “multi-state operators (MSOs)” and the beginning of some cannabis companies creating equity and restorative justice programs.   Skip mentioned the Cresco SEED program and the TerraVida Victims of the War on Drugs (VOWD) program.  After the introduction, people wrote down some of their highest priorities for a more conscious and a “better” cannabis industry.   These priority messages were organized into six buckets including: 1) Social Justice 2) Community 3) Employees 4) Laws and Regulations 5) Patients and Caregiving 6) Education Four working groups tackled the buckets and came up with the following summaries: Laws and Regulations […]

Caregivers
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Cannabis and Cancer Cancer will likely affect you or a loved one at some point in your lifetime.  You may find yourself as a patient or caregiver, wondering what treatments to pursue and what medications to take. Of course, this is a personal choice between you or the… Medical Cannabis as an Alternative in Hospice Many of us have had an encounter with hospice at some point in our life. Whether it be a loved one or a friend, the philosophy of hospice is dignity at the end of life, education regarding the dying process, spiritual… Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Caregiving Background Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program was born out of caregiving.  The “Mama Bears”, groups of mothers demanding cannabis options for their seriously ill children, had pressured and shamed… As the global pandemic spread in early spring of 2020, Skip Shuda sat down with Sonia Gomez of the Hemp Revolution Podcast to record this podcast.   Sonia and Skip covered a wide range of topics including starting a Soulful business in the cannabis industry and… Like the rest of businesses across America, […]

Industry Accountability
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  SOULFUL CANNABIS ANNOUNCES STANDARD FARMS AS SPONSOR  Media, PA (December, 2020): Soulful Cannabis is excited to announce Standard Farms as a sponsor of Soulful Cannabis.  Standard Farms LLC (“Standard Farms”), an approved Pennsylvania Grower-Processor in the… by Stasia DeMarcoPennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program is managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The number of companies dispensing medical cannabis is growing rapidly with multiple locations across the state. One thing for sure is that medical marijuana… Soulful Cannabis Announces Leafwell as Sponsor Media, PA (September, 2020): Soulful Cannabis is excited to announce Leafwell as a sponsor of Soulful Cannabis.  Leafwell has joined as a 2020 sponsor of Soulful Cannabis, allowing Soulful Cannabis to pursue its programs… Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Caregiving Background Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program was born out of caregiving.  The “Mama Bears”, groups of mothers demanding cannabis options for their seriously ill children, had pressured and shamed… Soulful Cannabis Announces Pennsylvania Institute of Technology as Sponsor MEDIA, PA (September, 2020): Soulful Cannabis is excited to announce Pennsylvania Institute of Technology as a sponsor of Soulful Cannabis.  The Pennsylvania Institute of […]

Why Soulful Cannabis?
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Legalization of marijuana (cannabis) across states in the US has led to a rollback of prohibition.   Cannabis prohibition was started in the 1930s as the result of racism, greed and bias.   So legalization of cannabis across states is a good thing, right? Not everyone thinks so. Ask Ed Forchion (aka NJ Weedman).  Ed Forchion recently wrote: The industry in being formed largely by politically connected rich Caucasians who aren’t even part of the marijuana culture.  I call them ‘cannabaggers’. These two politicians and the cannabaggers are making the new marijuana industry laws to cater to these cannabaggers exclusively.   Neither I nor most minorities who were victimized by the current marijuana laws can’t participate or even fill out a application for a job or to get ownership in the proposed industry. … Why must we be millionaires to sell it?” Ask Jessica Bartlett of the Boston Business Journal,  who writes: Medical marijuana advocates are concerned the state isn’t doing enough to make the medical program on par with the recreational one, differences that may cripple the medical industry just as the recreational […]