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Green Soldiers Healers: First Clean Green Certified Cannabis Delivery Service in Los Angeles

California is home to the longest standing medical cannabis community in the United States. Over the last two decades, thousands of cultivators, manufacturers, and retailers have entered this industry to supply patients with cannabis medicine. Not all medicine is created equal however, and the loosely regulated California cannabis market has seen lower quality cannabis medicine in recent years.

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Green Soldiers Healers is a cannabis delivery service in Southern California that stands out for their commitment to quality medicine. In the current market, there is very little transparency when it comes to the origin of a cannabis product or flowers. Green Soldiers Healers is the first and only cannabis retailer in Southern California to exclusively carry flowers from farms approved by the Clean Green Certified program.

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Cannabis Reports recently had the opportunity to interview the team that supports Green Soldiers Healers, and see first hand what devotion to the patient community looks like.

Setting a Higher Standard: Self-Regulation in the Cannabis Industry

There are many cannabis delivery services in Southern California, yet Green Soldiers Healers stands apart by providing Los Angeles patients with only Clean Green Certified cannabis flowers. This means that every flower distributed by Green Soldiers Healers originates at a California farm producing cannabis in the most responsible way possible.

HappyDay Farms Cares Deeply about Sustainable Farming Practices

HappyDay Farms Cares Deeply about Sustainable Farming Practices.

Organic farming implies that the produce was grown using natural, sustainable cultivation methods. Unfortunately, cannabis is designated as a Schedule I drug, and therefore not eligible for the USDA’s organic approval. Chris Van Hook and Clean Green Certified have spent more than a decade traveling around the Western United States and accrediting the cannabis grow sites that are operating under standards even beyond those of the USDA’s organic program.

Ogre Berry, Available at Green Soldiers Healers

Ogre Berry Flowers, Available at Green Soldiers Healers

Serving only Clean Green Certified flowers shows that the folks at Green Soldiers Healers are most concerned with patient welfare and consumer safety. In the video above, it is evident that both mother and son firmly believe in making patients the priority in a market flooded with misinformation and biased marketing.

Bringing Family Values into Cannabis

The cannabis community is filled with family-owned businesses, and Green Soldiers Healers highlights just how powerful it can be when a family comes together to help patients. For delivery services, it is especially  difficult to get all of the product information into the hands of patients. It takes a certain kind of effort to support the patient community while also delivering products.

Green Soldiers Healers makes sure to spend personal time with each patient at the beginning of the relationship to better understand their personal needs. Many employees within the company make themselves available to answer any product or science questions so that patients do not feel confused or uninformed.

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Green Soldiers Healers, under the guidance of this mother-son powerhouse team, have created a company that is willing to foster a patient community above all else. It is encouraging to see businesses that maintain wholesome ideals thriving in the cannabis industry, and Green Soldiers Healers certainly deserves our recognition for their efforts.

Supporting the Patient Community with Great Business Ethics

The Green Soldiers Healers mission is to provide safe access to the highest quality of cannabis flowers, extracts, edibles, and other products as well. The willingness of Green Soldiers Healers to engage with patients is such a positive effort, and yet this effort is often overlooked in the clouded California cannabis industry. It should be our highest priority to support cannabis companies that are dedicated to quality, transparency, and consumer safety.

Inspecting Cannabis the Clean Green Certified Way

Inspecting Cannabis the Clean Green Certified Way

Another very positive aspect of the Green Soldiers Healers community is that everyone loves working with them. All of the Clean Green Certified farms that supply Green Soldiers Healers have only wonderful things to say about the professional relationship. It is encouraging to hear both patients and businesses praise Green Soldiers Healers for being such a positive influence on the cannabis industry.

Cannabis Deliveries Going Above and Beyond

The cannabis industry is expanding rapidly, and it is reassuring to see delivery services like Green Soldiers Healers making sure that the priority is safe access to high quality medicine. Green Soldiers Healers carries a wide range of cannabis medicine beyond their Clean Green Certified flowers. In fact, the water hash available through Green Soldiers Healers is made using Clean Green Certified flowers from Soul Evolution Enterprise Concentrates.

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The Green Soldiers Healers Menu Offers Something for Everyone

Green Soldiers Healers also offers a large variety of topicals, bath and skin care products, and even cannabis medicine for pets. The Cannabis Reports team is very proud to support this wonderful organization as they work hard to make quality cannabis medicine more available in the Los Angeles area.

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The Cannabis Health Summit, Day 1: January 23rd 2016

Join the medical cannabis community for the Cannabis Health Summit, provided to the world for free by Green Flower. Register now for this online event, 9am-5pm on January 23rd-24th. Cannabis Reports will be providing live coverage and updates through our blog and social media channels.

Today is the first day of the Cannabis Health Summit. This event is being put on by Green Flower, a media company devoted to broadcasting cannabis knowledge worldwide. The Cannabis Health Summit will be a weekend-long virtual event where twenty medical experts will be speaking on many diverse cannabis topics.

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Dr. Sunil Aggarwal: How the Endocannabinoid System Really Works.

The first speaker, Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, is a physician, scientist, and professor at the University of Washington, as well as an advocate for the healing properties of interdisciplinary cannabis therapy. Dr. Aggarwal spoke on the the personal relationships that are naturally developed around cannabis healing, including his own experiences with the plant. You can learn more about Dr. Aggarwal’s work with cannabis and patients at www.cannabinologist.org.

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Donald Land: Why Cannabis Strains Affect People Differently.

Donald Land is the chief scientist at Steep Hill Labs, and a professor at the University of California at Davis. Land has been studying cannabinoid chemistry for years, and is a central authority on the physiological effects of cannabis in our systems. During his presentation, Land went over many of the different cannabinoids and also explored the effects that terpenoids have on our systems.

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Cannabis science is very sparse and still misunderstood, but fortunately there are researchers actively working to demystify cannabis. Steep Hill Labs is an industry-leader when it comes to cannabis testing, and they will continue to research and develop the best processes for testing cannabis.

Dr. Dustin Sulak: Create a More Effective Cannabis Dosing Strategy.

Dr. Dustin Sulak reinforced the importance of making cannabis approachable for everybody. Dr. Sulak provided strong anecdotal evidence for cannabis healing as he discussed the improvements of his patients trying cannabis therapy. Dr. Sulak is a physician based in Maine, and has helped nearly 20,000 patients improve their health. You can find out more at www.healer.com.

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Seibo Shen: VapeXhale Demo

Seibo Shen, founder of VapeXhale, is a good friend of the Cannabis Reports community. Shen created VapeXhale to satisfy a personal need for a more diverse vaporizer. We have covered the flagship product, the EVO, in our blog on cannabis accessories.

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Steve DeAngelo: The Unspoken Wellness Benefits of Cannabis.

Steve DeAngelo is a staple in the cannabis industry. He has founded several cannabis organizations, including Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California. Harboside is considered the prime example of a responsible and sensible retailer. DeAngelo has been a speaker and advocate for decades, and his dispensary is the second largest tax-paying entity in Oakland.

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DeAngelo’s story is best laid out in his book, The Cannabis Manifesto. At the Cannabis Health Summit, he touched on his narrative during the presentation, but focused more on the general approach we should be taking to cannabis healing and acceptance. DeAngelo called for the cannabis community to work extra hard in 2016 to push cannabis reform forward.

The Scientific Panel with the Morning’s Speakers

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After lunch, the first four speakers got together to talk about the endocannabinoid system, the healing powers of terpenoids, cannabis research, and the obstacles standing in the way of cannabis legislation. The underlying theme of the panel was that while more scientific research is necessary, there is still a need to get the basic information out. The misinformation circulating through the media rarely brings up positive healing, but these doctors and scientists are working hard to make sure that cannabis science be distributed to more people.

Bryan Krumm: Cannabis, the Perfect Treatment for PTSD.

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Bryan Krumm is an Albuquerque clinical nurse practitioner who specializes in therapy for patients suffering from PTSD. His presentation covered the science of the endocannabinoid system and how whole plant cannabis extracts may be the most effective medicine for PTSD and conditions with similar symptoms. Krumm stressed that cannabis healing is only effective if you are measuring your medical responses and know what you are consuming. You can learn more about PTSD healing at www.harmonypsych.org.

Dale Sky Jones: How to Talk about Cannabis to Unfamiliar or Skeptical People.

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Dale Sky Jones is the executive chancellor for Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California. She is a passionate advocate for legitimate cannabis and has long been championing a positive cannabis future. Her speech focused on the next steps that the community must embrace if we want to achieve that positive future. You can find out more about Dale Sky Jones on the Oaksterdam University faculty page.

Uwe Blesching: Why Do Some Patients Heal, While Others Don’t?

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Uwe Blesching, author of the Cannabis Health Index, presented the evidence for mind-body medicine to be more firmly applied to the healing process. Blesching has compiled the scientific studies that show proof of the medical efficacy of cannabis. During his presentation, he suggested the relationship between our mental and physical states can determine our healing. This approach to cannabis therapy is often breezed over in conversation, and yet, the science continues to build up in support of mind-body medicine.

Jordan Tishler: Can Cannabis Solve Our Intimacy Problems

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Dr. Jordan Tishler is a physician out of Boston Massachusetts. Tishler’s medical consulting group, Inhale MD, has helped thousands of patients gain access to medical cannabis. In his presentation during the first day of the Cannabis Health Summit, Dr. Tishler examined the medical potential for cannabis to treat issues with sex and intimacy.

Mary Lynn Mathre: The Incredible Safety of Cannabis. Why this Plant Will Not Harm You or Society

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Mary Lynn Mathre is a nurse and author with a lot of experience in cannabis. As the President and Co-founder of Patients Out of Time, Mathre works directly with cannabis patients and sees first hand the medical efficacy and potential for healing. You can find out more about Mary Lynn Mathre at www. PatientsOutofTime.org.

Constance Finley: The Entourage Effect: Why THC and CBD Work Better Together

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Constance Finley is the founder of Constance Pure Botanicals, a cannabis company making oils that emphasize the synergistic properties that cannabinoids have within our bodies. In her presentation, Finley discussed in great depth the relationships between different cannabinoids and the effects they have when applied together. Finley also discussed several scientific studies that point to the efficacy of whole plant extracts as opposed to a single compound like THC or CBD.

Cannabis Reports Covering the Cannabis Health Summit

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Cannabis Reports will be covering the event both days on our blog and throughout our social media platforms. You can engage with our team both days that weekend between 9am and 5pm on our Facebook pageTwitter, and Instagram. You can also engage with our team through our Green Flower vendor booth.

What is Clean Green Certified? Creating Agricultural Standards for Quality Cannabis

The entire cannabis industry benefits when consumers can trust the information being presented to them. Yet even with all of the positive progress, transparency is still largely missing from our community. That is why we appreciate organizations like Clean Green Certified who have created a standard of trust between consumers and cannabis cultivators.

What is Clean Green Certified?

Clean Green Certified helps cannabis cultivators prove their concern for health and the environment. People have become increasingly concerned with the origin of their food and other consumable products. Organic farming has become synonymous with healthier produce created in a more responsible way.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cannot designate cannabis as “organic” because cannabis is a federally-illegal controlled substance. In 2004, Chris Van Hook started Clean Green Certified to establish a standard for cannabis cultivation that matched the sustainable and sensible agricultural practices that earn “legal” farms an organic certification.

“Clean Green Crop Producer Certification is based on national and international organic standards with additional sustainability components such as carbon footprint reduction and water conservation practices.

Clean Green Processor/Handler Certification is based on national and international food processing and handling standards, which certify the processor/handlers’ ability to keep organically, sustainably-grown product separate from product grown with synthetic pesticides.

All certifications take into consideration workers’ rights and sustainability.”

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The Clean Green Certified team fills a huge role in the cannabis market by accrediting cannabis farms for sustainable techniques even though the “organic” designation is not federally accepted. The majority of cannabis farmers are highly respectful of their surroundings, and they all deserve to be distinguished for their efforts, regardless of current federal laws.

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The service that Clean Green Certified provides to cultivators is equally important for consumer safety. Transparency in cannabis means different things to different people, which is why it is important that our industry has a standard for quality that consumers can trust.

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Every patient in California should be asking about the origin of their cannabis, but because so few companies have made that information public in the past, the community is unable to accurately compare cannabis for its true quality. This is also largely in part due to products and flowers being tested primarily for cannabinoid content, and not for contaminants.

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Clean Green Certified gives cultivators the ability to prove their commitment to healthy cannabis without having to pay additional lab test expenses with every batch of flowers. The service is designed to be very affordable so that organizations of all sizes can distinguish themselves as a conscientious cannabis company.

The Clean Green Certified has accredited over 150 companies across five states, including producers, processors, and retailers who are all devoted to cannabis transparency and sustainability.

Nearly all of the companies associated with Clean Green Certified proudly present the distinction as a pillar of their product quality. Check out the collaborative video below from Green Soldiers Healers featuring HappyDay Farms. (source)

Future of Cannabis Transparency

The future may allow cannabis to be certified as organic under federal standards, but until then, Clean Green Certified is performing a service that truly builds a more informed community. As the Smoke Reports cultivator platform evolves, so will the ability for farmers and producers to be able to properly represent their flowers and infusions to consumers.

Clean Green Certified deserves recognition from the cannabis community for giving us a way to measure companies and their products not just by branding or potency, but by the care and quality of the medicine being created.

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