Caregiving 101: Standard cannabis gear
Does Your Patient Have the Right Cannabis Gear?
Downsides of Smoking
Many patients have been using cannabis for a long time. As a result, many of them have a preference for smoking. Smoking, however, has several drawbacks. The odor from the smoke, mess from ash and tar, as well as difficulty with dosing are some of the critical disadvantages, not to mention the health issues associated with smoking. Other options of consumption are available.
NOTE: In Pennsylvania, smoking flower is prohibited although flower is sold for vaporizing or cooking.
More Cost-effective Gear
Check Inventory and Patient’s Budget
It’s important to know what the product availability at the dispensary is and have a backup plan in case the dispensary doesn’t have the exact product the patient wants. Caregivers are responsible for matching patients to a product that matches their preference AND budget. Sometimes, this means patients will need to accept an alternative.
Hot Tip: Submit an online order to reserve the product or call ahead to confirm the product’s availability and ask them to set the product aside.
Tips For Checking Your Patient’s Cannabis Gear
Make a Plan for Follow-up
Cannabis Gear Overview
Read more about the Soulful Cannabis gear overview. Keep this page bookmarked on your mobile device to help with educating patients.
Cannabis Products Overview
You must match patients to a product based on budget and preferences. Revisiting the cannabis products will put the cannabis gear overview in context for you.