Soulful Caregivers Program Coming to New Jersey

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Soulful Cannabis has been busily developing its Soulful Caregivers Program(TM) in Pennsylvania for several months.   The program enrolls volunteer caregivers to assist homebound patients, seniors and those seeking assistance with medical cannabis.   The program provides training, registration reimbursement and a gas card to Soulful Caregivers willing to help those in need without compensation (patients reimburse caregivers for their medicine). Now, through a generous sponsorship by Ethos Cannabis, the Soulful Caregivers Program is rolling out in New Jersey. If you’d like to be considered for the Soulful Caregivers Program, please sign up here.  On October 30, 2019 Soulful Cannabis will be presenting at a table with the South Jersey Women Grow event in Cherry Hill, NJ.    The event will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about Soulful Cannabis and our upcoming Soulful Caregivers Program in New Jersey. “The medical cannabis program in PA holds promise for so many people in physical distress.   Seniors, cancer patients, home-bound patients and patients worried about how best to use medical cannabis need informed caregivers to assist them.  Soulful Cannabis is working […]

Talking About Cannabis as Medical Marijuana Advocates

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Karilen Mays, Soulful Cannabis contributor 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 worth recapping that the term cannabis refers to the botanical or formal name of the plant. All other names, including marijuana have historically come from cultural creations, often with negative connotations. From our original Language Matters post: “Pot, weed, dope, ganja and marijuana are all slang terms for cannabis.   Cannabis is the botanical name of the plant. All of the other names were assigned by street culture and then mis-assigned by law enforcement authorities and government officials seeking to prohibit access to the plant.  Today, the language used around cannabis has been used to perpetuate a propaganda campaign to continue prohibition of the plant.” The state of Pennsylvania itself in law defines its program as a “Medical Marijuana” program, but does not formally define marijuana. Are you curious about marijuana or cannabis? Why does the state itself […]

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Partners with Soulful Cannabis

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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 Technology (P.I.T.) has joined as a 2020 sponsor of Soulful Cannabis, allowing Soulful Cannabis to pursue its programs of cannabis education, access, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). P.I.T. has launched its cannabis studies program providing associate degrees in Cannabis Business and Cannabis Health Therapy with a new virtual option to attend using FLEXPIT anywhere in the U.S.      Lou Giannotti, Director of Cannabis Studies at P.I.T., states “The Cannabis Health Therapy and Cannabis Business programs provide our students with the knowledge required to succeed in this exciting new industry. Graduates will be qualified to pursue careers as Dispensary Wellness Guides, Dispensary Managers, Wholesale Product Specialists, Grower/Processors, Extractors, and many yet to be determined career paths in the cannabis industry. This program has been created to provide the cannabis industry with the qualified employees they require to meet the rapidly growing Medical Cannabis and CBD Programs in Pennsylvania.” […]

A Snapshot of PA Dispensary Discounts

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by Stasia DeMarco Pennsylvania’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 is quite expensive, and it cannot be used as a write-off on taxes under medical expenses.  While the pricing is different at each dispensary, to offset the high cost, some dispensaries offer daily discounts to certain parts of the population in the state (i.e., veterans and seniors are just two examples). Different dispensaries also participate in a variety of Loyalty Rewards Programs and offer special sales on select products. Below is a list of the dispensaries operating in PA, their multiple locations and their discount programs for patients.  While we tried to be comprehensive, we cannot guarantee that this is a complete list.  If you see missing or incorrect information or missing dispensaries, please email us at info@soulfulcannabis.com with updates.   Thank you!  NOTE: most dispensaries provide “clearance sales” and spot-light product discounts.  These sales change frequently.  You’ll need to contact or check […]

Serving our Veterans – mindfulness, cannabis, stress reduction

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« All Events Free event for military veterans and the community. Mindfulness meditation Stress reduction techniques Yoga Medical cannabis information Certified physician providing certifications and re-certs Soulful CeeI’m Soulful Cee.  I’m a writer, IT professional, and daily user of cannabis for relief of anxiety. Soulful Cannabis is where I share knowledge, product info, and occasional tall tales with those of you out there considered cannabis curious!  Now that I’m getting older, I’m leaning into CBD products to keep my quality of life and take the edge off daily stress. Come explore the amazing cannabis plant with me! soulfulcannabis.com

Cannabis and Spirit

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At Soulful Cannabis, we feel the need to speak up at this time of extreme social unrest. Sparked by a series of recent, devastating attacks against African Americans (Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, George Floyd) and countless others captured on… Village Wellness, owned by Lance Isakov in Berwyn, PA recently took a giant stride towards breaking down the stigmas surrounding cannabis by hosting an event that was the first of its kind for Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana cardholders. The event was a Kundalini Yoga… Soulful CeeI’m Soulful Cee.  I’m a writer, IT professional, and daily user of cannabis for relief of anxiety. Soulful Cannabis is where I share knowledge, product info, and occasional tall tales with those of you out there considered cannabis curious!  Now that I’m getting older, I’m leaning into CBD products to keep my quality of life and take the edge off daily stress. Come explore the amazing cannabis plant with me! soulfulcannabis.com

Medical Cannabis as an Alternative in Hospice

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Medical cannabis has been legalized at the state level to treat many of the same symptoms we traditionally see in hospice and palliative care with fewer side effects. Additionally, cannabis can be administered in various ways eliminating the necessity to smoke or inhale the medication. The challenge in using cannabis in hospice stems from federal laws; medical professionals are encouraged to continue the current practice and treat with an arsenal of drugs versus adopting medical cannabis to promote comfort and quality at the end of life. Upon admission to hospice, it is conventional for a “hospice comfort kit” to arrive in the patient’s home. The most basic hospice comfort kits contain medications for pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, and breathing issues that emerge during the last days of life. These medications’ side effects can also exacerbate other symptoms, such as constipation, requiring additional medications. The drugs typically found in a hospice comfort kit are as follows: Morphine liquid — used to treat pain and shortness of breath. Ativan (Lorazepam) — can be used to treat anxiety, nausea, or insomnia. Haldol (Haloperidol) — can […]

A Patient's Guide to Talking about Cannabis Use

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Many of us will be talking to family over the holidays.  If you’ve ever had difficulty explaining your cannabis use to a family member, then you’re reading the right post! First off, its good to clarify that you call it cannabis.  Why? That’s the name of the plant.  Terms like pot, weed, doobs and yes, even marijuana, are street names with baggage.  When you’re trying to normalize the use of this plant, its best to avoid calling it anything but cannabis. Uncle Bob leans back and laughs, “You’re just getting it so you can get high!” What do you say to that?   If you use cannabis for a medical condition, whether it be pain or difficulty sleeping, tell him that.   If you use it to relax, or get creative, you can explain that as well.   It’s not that different from having a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.   In fact, too much caffeine or alcohol can kill you.  Yet, there is no amount of cannabis that will kill you. Maybe some of your family members are taking CBD […]