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…

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 […]

Standard Farms Joins Soulful Cannabis as 2020 Sponsor
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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 Medical Marijuana Program, has joined as a 2020 sponsor of Soulful Cannabis, allowing Soulful Cannabis to pursue its programs of cannabis education, patient access and corporate social responsibility (CSR).      Standard Farms and Soulful Cannabis are collaborating on “patient to industry” conversations, seeking to remove barriers and open dialogue between patient groups and the cultivators and manufacturers of the products they use. Standard Farms is looking forward to working with Soulful Cannabis and assisting them in educating both patients and advocates within the Pennsylvania market. Since our inception in 2014, one of our goals was and still is to remove all stigmas surrounding this plant and shed light on the therapeutic benefits of marijuana. “We are excited to work with Standard Farms as a sponsor and partner,” said co-Founder Skip Shuda.  “We expect to bring different patient advocacy groups together with the cultivators and extraction […]