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Are You Sure it's 1879? Not 1979?

Even though today’s entry goes back to 1879, the topic feels quite contemporary.

Trina Ragsdale and Tom Giovanucci of Jane’s Joint, a boutique dispensary opening soon in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, joined Brandon and Angela to talk through an entry that described cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy in the Philadelphia Medical Times. Between cannabis and comfort, whether for cancer or post-workout, Trina and Tom shared the journeys that led them to launching Jane’s Joint and how cannabis education helps people make good decisions about accessing safe products. Mari’s entry, about the writings of the learned Dr. Wharton Sinkler and his observations of cannabis eliminating seizures in a 10 year-old patient, helped further the group’s conversation about South Jersey embracing the cannabis industry and furthering access to reliable information. Mari reinforced the lesson: Cannabis has been alleviating symptoms for centuries.

About Trina Ragsdale, Thomas Giovanucci, and Jane’s Joint Boutique Dispensary

Jane's Joint Boutique Dispensary is an upscale cannabis retailer set to open this spring in Gibbsboro NJ, with full spectrum cannabis offerings and personalized education-driven service for both canna-enthusiasts and the canna-curious. Owner and Founder, Trina Ragsdale committed to promoting the power of cannabis after experiencing its healing benefits firsthand. This led her to obtain retail licensure and partner with Thomas Giovanucci, an experienced entrepreneur in holistic care and a devoted advocate for health and well-being. Their shared goal is to enhance consumer access to cannabis care and promote inclusivity within the industry.

"The Diary of Mari reminds us of life's simplicities and the peacefulness and restorative nature of the cannabis plant". - Trina & Tom


Podcast Overview for “Use This As You See Fit: The Diary of Mari” 

When Angela received an old diary in the mail, she had no idea who sent it or why it was delivered to her. She enlisted the help of her friend Brandon to solve the mystery.  From there, the pair set out to explore the intriguing entries in an attempt to discover the identity of the anonymous sender and figure out what they should do with the thick, leather-bound book filled with stories that all seem to have one thing in common...cannabis. Each episode features a fun and interesting investigation of a different entry.  In Season 2, a variety of passionate cannabis professionals join the duo to talk history, mystery, and all things marijuana to get some answers about the diary. One thing that Angela and Brandon now know for certain - through each discussion they discover a little more about the mysterious diary author, Ms. Mari Juana.  New episodes drop on the 4th and the 20th of each month, April to September.  

Interested in staying connected? Follow Mari on IG @diaryofmari.

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