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 […]