Revolutionary People today | Barbara Van Hoosen, “The CannaMom”


When most of us had been youngsters and weren’t feeling nicely, our moms had a magical way of creating us really feel improved – not just with medicine and comfort meals but with additional care and interest. For the previous year, all of us at Revolutionary Clinics (and our sufferers, also) have benefitted from the caring and nurturing from a single really unique mom who also takes place to be an outstanding Patient Advocate, Barbara Van Hoosen.

Just like Patient Advocate Suzette Aubuchon, who also has an sophisticated degree in the social sciences, Barb holds each Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology. In addition to the empathy and understanding she acquired from her formal education, Barb has hands-on practical experience with chronic discomfort. “I’ve been living with the discomfort of a degenerative spine situation for years,” Barb explains. “I had back surgery 13 years ago and I get discomfort flare-ups like serious sciatica. The discomfort employed to get so terrible that I would finish up in the ER at least after a year. Opioids produced me a zombie and I could barely function. About two.five years ago, I decided to give healthcare cannabis a attempt, so I got my healthcare card. Cannabis assists me get by means of my discomfort and nonetheless be functional. Mixing CBD with THC is superb for me, particularly when I will need to be clear-headed though acquiring discomfort relief. Cannabis assists me be a improved companion to my husband, a improved mother to my youngster and an all-about improved human.”

At Revolutionary Clinics, we’re proud of our diverse workforce. Like a lot of other retail corporations, a lot of of our workers not too long ago graduated from college or are early in their careers. Some of our younger workers are artistic, have significant personalities and/or express their individuality in inventive methods. When Barb joined the group at our Somerville dispensary as a receptionist, the whole employees fell in enjoy with her and the truth that the mother of an eight-year-old youngster wanted a profession in the cannabis sector. “As a Mom, I like creating positive that we take care of ourselves and each and every other. The only issue I enjoy additional than taking care of my sufferers and co-workers is altering the stigma that cannabis is just for ‘lazy stoners’. I’m living proof of that.”

That is for positive. Not only is Barb universally respected by our sufferers and employees, she was not too long ago interviewed by Pro Cannabis Media who wanted to hear her thoughts on how cannabis is altering parenting:

Barb has a way of creating every person she meets really feel comfy and respected. Her infectious attitude is not just a outcome of her practical experience as a mom, she’s had some fascinating jobs all through her profession as nicely. Just before joining Revolutionary Clinics, Barb worked with adults with intellectual disabilities. She has taught classes at the college level and worked at a chemical weapons depot exactly where she helped neutralize VX nerve agent (we’re not kidding!). Barb was also a contract technical writer at a federal government agency which is why we constantly have her proofread all of our promotional emails (click right here and scroll to the bottom of the web page to subscribe).

If you have the pleasure of obtaining a consultation with the “CannaMom,” you can count on a sympathetic ear and all the facts and suggestions you will need to make the ideal choice for you. “I am most proud of the truth that we worth our sufferers and place them very first,” Barb says. “We definitely get to know our sufferers and their lives and we give them exceptional consumer service.” In a lot of methods, Barb is the mom a lot of us want we had simply because she understands that cannabis is medication. You will not get any guilt trips about “the evils of marijuana” from Barb.

In truth, a single of the largest misconceptions she requires pleasure in disproving is that you do not have to really feel “stoned” to get relief from your ailments. Of course, in accurate CannaMom style, Barb is swift to add: “but it is OK if you do”.

When she’s not operating, Barb enjoys traveling New England and “having small adventures” with her husband and son. She’s also an avid volunteer who particularly enjoys assisting households with babies who had been born premature. “My son was a micro-preemie, so this problem is close to and dear to my heart,” Barb explains.

We hope you enjoyed acquiring to know Barb improved and we appear forward to sharing additional bios about the “revolutionary” persons who assistance us fulfill our mission of offering the ideal patient practical experience in the healthcare marijuana company. If you have a query or unique request for a future subject, be positive to leave a comment or share your ideas with us utilizing the type on our web site! We hope to hear from you quickly!


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