Skip Shuda

Skip Shuda

co-founder, Executive Director Soulful Cannabis

Skip co-founded Soulful Cannabis in 2018.  He has been leading the Soulful Caregivers Program for over a year and provides care-giving services to numerous patients in PA.

Latrisha "Lolly" Bentch

Latrisha "Lolly" Bentch

Patient Liaison, PA Department of Health

Latrisha “Lolly” Bentch was a founding member of Campaign for Compassion, a group of mothers who had faith that their sick children, many with epilepsy, would benefit from marijuana products.  As the state’s Patient Liaison, Lolly ensures that patients, caregivers and advocates are represented as the PA Medical Marijuana program unfolds

Dr. Kim Park

Dr. Kim Park

Principal Physician, MedicalmPA.com

Dr. Park provides certifies recommendations for patients who fit the criteria of the PA Medical Marijuana Program.  She has worked closely with Soulful Cannabis and has provided her services pro-bono at a number of events helping veterans and other under-served populations.  She is a board certified family medicine physician and has practiced medicine in the Philadelphia region since 1996, including 17 years at Crozer Keystone Health System in the Family Medicine department. Dr. Park graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she received her D.O. degree and now practices with a foundational belief in the Osteopathic Medicine tradition of “hands-on” diagnostic and therapeutic science.

Franmar Kopko, B.S. Pharmacy, RPh

Director of Medical Dispensary Operations, ApothecariumPA.com

Franmar is a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy. She currently practices as a Medical Cannabis Clinical Pharmacist and is the Director of Medical Dispensary Operations at The Apothecarium Dispensary. Ms. Kopko is responsible for overseeing all the medical professionals at The Apothecarium Dispensaries in Pennsylvania along with verifying and reviewing patient certifications, providing consultations and therapeutic recommendations to patients; and providing education for outreach events.

Online Conversation: Working with Caregivers in the PA Medical Marijuana Program

RECORDED: Thursday, August 13, 2020
For Physicians, Pharmacists and Caregivers: In this free event we discuss how best to certify new patients and ensure they can work with qualified caregivers.  Then panel included a representative from the DOH, a recommending physician and a dispensary pharmacist along with our Soulful Cannabis co-founder, a caregiver.  We discuss the nuances and special cases of working with homebound, immunocompromised and patients in need of assistance.

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Demonstrate your support for this conversation and the Soulful Caregivers Program.  Our program provides free caregiver services to patients in need during this difficult time.   All contributions of $250 or more will be listed on the “Sponsors” page in this webinar.   Sponsorship packages of $500 or more are also available.  Contact Us to your company sponsorship.

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