lindzzz | Mar 24, 2011
Bravo for the SMCC! There should be more dispensaries that offer these services, it shows society that they are not there to only help people get medical cannabis, but to educate them and provide supplementary treatments depending on their particular ailments. I am impressed that once they open for business they will operate as a non-profit organization and donate proceeds to the community. There are a lot of dispensaries in CA that claim they are NPO's but they aren't. I hope that SMCC paves the way for many existing and new dispensaries, and that dispensary owners here will make efforts towards programs like this.
This is great for Rhode Island. I dont know why people seem to ignore the fact that relaxing and exercising the body through yoga has medical benefits. Providing care for patients is what the medical marijuana community is about. These caregivers are just trying to provide as many positive services they can towards there patients and that is great!
Chief | Mar 24, 2011
This reminds me of what they do in Lake Tahoe at one of their 4 collectives. There is a section of the club that is open to the general public and offers acupuncture, yoga, as well as massage and other holistic health practicies. This is a great idea and I think the clubs that have the resources should consider looking into it. A lot of people who do not use MMJ will be able to benefit from this. Entire communities can feel better and healthier.
CannaConnoisseur | Mar 24, 2011
Yeah, Holistic Herbal Healers offers chiropractic services and Natural Herbal Pain Relief offer massage therapy/chiropractic but nothing like SMCC will be doing. I agree with you all that this should hopefully pave the way for us here in California and other states and countries.
smokestack | Mar 25, 2011
awesome. glad to see the MMJ community embracing other alternative holistic health practices.
SkillitHits247 | Mar 28, 2011
This is a fantastic idea, and should be done everywhere; medical cannabis helps with stress but to include physical activity it will not only maximize your stress-release but will help your reaction time and motor skills (your time reaction wont change by much if you keep physically & mentally active) Medical cannabis, physical therapy, yoga, acupuncture all benefit/complement each other and can do very well in business together. And for some medical marijuana is what helps someone be active for their day ahead; this will only help with their pain relief and energy/strength.
Reese10 | Mar 28, 2011
There are a couple of clinics in California that are already offering holistic services and counseling for the disabled. One collective has yoga classes as well as massage therapy available to it's members. I think this adds a whole new element and can serve as a good blueprint for others to follow. They are interested in healing the body and mind. I hope to see more of these types of places in the very near future.
Catterkang | Mar 28, 2011
I really wish there was a dispensary like this around the area I live. I lately have been switching to just purchasing cannabis from my close friends who grow themselves simply because the hassle to travel to a dispensary just isn't worth it and the care I get at these dispensaries is just average. The cost of the medication is just absurd, they just want my cash. I find that many of my pains are alleviated by being active, stretching, and I am sure alot of other things I have yet to try. I really feel that this would be a whole new level of being able to help yourself, You wouldn't have to go to a fitness center for yoga, or a doctor's office for acupuncture. You would have so many options of ways to benefit your life simply by going to your local dispensary, This is absolutely genious. I love this idea.
gbennett1 | Apr 1, 2011
im glad fro RI, i had no clue they were in the battle for mmj. I wish they had some of those full service dispensaries around la
Guest | Apr 5, 2011
Is there a dispensary in RI?
Guest | May 12, 2011
No dispensary in RI and hopefully there never will be. Removing patients rights to grow their own medicine is not something we should be supporting!
Guest | Apr 24, 2012
And this worked out well....