Cannabis is legal in California and has become the most rigorously tested agriculture product on the planet. Canna Help You, a cannabis talk show, is brought to you by Mercy Wellness, a leading local cannabis retailer.
Mercy curates the widest and best selection of cannabis flower, edibles, oils and tinctures at the lowest, everyday prices.
Joe Sullivan is the leading cannabis expert at Mercy Wellness. “It’s taken me years to learn how to find the best products for Mercy customers. I’m dedicated to them and getting only the best I can find. Many of the products I like and that I buy for Mercy customers are created by people who had a powerful need themselves. Maybe a family member or friend had cancer or other illness and they were compelled to help them; so, they develop a product to help. Sometimes our customers just want to relax, or they need help sleeping. I constantly ask, what do our customers want and then I go find the best products on the market.”
Tune into Mercy’s Canna Help You? and hear stories from the cannabis frontier of legal, safe consumption. Enjoy yourself.
Our first show introduces listeners to Mercy Wellness and dives into its origins as first a medical marijuana dispensary, to its position in the community today. We also talk with Murray Koch of the brand Papa and Barkley.
Our second installment of Canna Help You? focuses on seniors and their experience at Mercy Wellness. Host Michelle Marques talks with Kaylynn Cardoza and Joe Sullivan of Mercy Wellness, Stephanie Mandeville, Care By Design Education Manager, and Robert Jacob, former Mayor of Sebastopol and founder of medical marijuana dispensary Peace in Medicine.
Our third episode focuses on the economic impact of cannabis in Sonoma County, as well as an overview of one producer and how his product gets to the dispensary and how Mercy Wellness treats that marijuana to keep it fresh.
The fourth show in our series focuses on the permit struggle for cannabis growers in Sonoma County, as well as a look at extracts and vape pens and how Mercy Wellness works to keep its message of healing with compassion and love at the forefront.
The team from Mercy Wellness discussing all things 420.
Kaylynn Cardoza, Store Manager and Senior Advocate at Mercy Wellness discussing why consumers use cannabis, cannabinoids, THC, Sativa, Indica, CBD and more. Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert & Product Manager at Mercy Wellness and special guest BJ Hughes, Owner and Founder of S.O.G. Army discuss how the name came about and what makes them different.
Our seventh show continues our exploration of cannabis basics – what is microdosing? Does cannabis help with sleep and pain?
Our eighth show covers a new museum exhibit about cannabis at the Museum of Sonoma County running June 16 though September 15, as well as a discussion of the Legion of Bloom brand.
The ninth show delves deeper into the new museum exhibit about cannabis at the Museum of Sonoma County running June 16 though September 15, as well as a discussion of the Himalaya Vapor brand.
Our tenth episode looks at the ways caregivers are incorporating cannabis into the care of older adults, for things like pain, insomnia, anxiety, and more. We also learn more about a locally produced rosin.
Our 11th show looks at how the passage of Prop 64 impacted programs that supplied medical marijuana to patients for free. The advent of recreational use in California has eliminated that option. Jetty Extracts is on a tour of California to gather signatures and support for SB 34 which would allow compassionate care programs to return, supplying free cannabis to seriously ill medical marijuana patients.
In this episode, host Michelle Marques and Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert and Product Manager at Mercy Wellness talk with Julie Ann Soukoulis, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care about the rise of cannabis use in the senior population. Seniors are turning to cannabis more often to deal with pain, sleep issues, agitation, depression, and more.
Host Michelle Marques and Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert and Product Manager at Mercy Wellness talk with Joanna Cedar, Public Affairs Manager at CannaCraft about sustainability and cannabis.
We also talk with mother and daughter team Christine and Nicole Skibola, owners of Cosmic View. Cosmic View incorporates a background in science, a family touched by cancer, and locally grown olive oil into their product line and brand philosophy.
Host Michelle Marques and Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert and Product Manager at Mercy Wellness talk with Brian Applegarth, Cannabis Tourism and Travel Entrepreneur; Cannabis Historian and Co-Curator of Grassroots: Cannabis from Prohibition to Prescription; Executive Director of the California Cannabis Tourism Association and Creator of the Cannabis Trail (whew!) In this great conversation, we talk about The Cannabis Trail – a series of important spots relating to prohibition era cannabis and the road to legalization.
Also featured is Matt Morea, Vice President of Sales for CannaCraft, Inc about Grasslands at Outside Lands, and upcoming trends/products on the horizon.
Host Michelle Marques welcomes Zack Monday, Chief Love Officer at Mercy Wellness to the KSRO studio to talk about Mercy Love – the new loyalty program at Mercy Wellness. Joining in on the conversation are Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert and Product Manager at Mercy Wellness and Felicia Accomazzo, Co-Producer of Canna Help You & Operations Director at Mercy Wellness. The team also addresses the recent concerns about vaping safety.
We also talk with Allie Greenstone, Brand Manager at Mary’s Medicinals about their innovative products including their very popular topical applications.
KSRO’s Michelle Marques and Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert and Product Manager at Mercy Wellness welcome Janeen Murray, Executive Director of Sonoma County GO LOCAL to talk about the importance of supporting local businesses, as well as the relationship between GO LOCAL and Mercy Wellness.
We also talk with Matthew Ingram, CEO of Proof, a Sonoma County based cannabis company. Matthew shares his experiences, including how the company was founded, their commitment to providing compassionate, affordable products, and the ways that differentiate Proof’s product line.
KSRO’s Michelle Marques and Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert and Product Manager at Mercy Wellness welcome Taylor Blake, Associate Producer of The Emerald Cup to the program to talk about the 2019 event and how it has grown and changed over the years. The 2019 Emerald Cup is December 14-15, 2019 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, with a new preview mixer on December 13.
We also talk with Ezra Malmuth, CEO and Founder of Atlas about the history of their brand and the way that nutrition, taste and innovation play a pivotal role in the development of their product line. Ezra also shares details on a new drink mix containing the cannabinoid CBN, designed to help customers get more restful sleep.
KSRO’s Michelle Marques and Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert and Product Manager at Mercy Wellness welcome Lauren McNaughton, Key Account Manager for Kiva Sales and Service for the Northern California area. Lauren shares the basics about cannabis edibles – microdosing, situations where edibles can be effective, what to do if you consume too much, terpenes, and THC vs CBD. Then Joe and Lauren talk about the Kiva Confections product line and some fun innovations in the edibles market.
We also talk with Damon Crain, Co-Owner and General Manager of Doobie Nights – an innovative new dispensary coming to Santa Rosa. Doobie Nights will feature interactive art and displays! It will be located at 3011 Santa Rosa Avenue.
Host Michelle Marques and Joe Sullivan, Leading Expert and Product Manager at Mercy Wellness talk with Austin Fagen, Corporal United States Marine Corps and NorCal Brand Rep & Sales for Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance about veterans and cannabis. Austin shares the story that is sadly common to many veterans – of needing help to treat PTSD, sleep issues, and anxiety. The mission of the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance is to provide the public and veterans with safe access to the highest quality, lab-tested medical cannabis.
We also welcome Brian Scott, Vice President of Edibles Division for Valhalla Confections. Brian talks about the different products available in their line, as well as the challenges Valhalla has faced making its way through the transition to the adult use market.
Mariclair O’Connell, Community Outreach Specialist for Home Instead Senior Care, and Julie Ann Soukoulis, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care. Mariclair and Julie Ann share the details on a very special program called “Be A Santa To A Senior” which pairs holiday wishes from seniors together with members of our community. You can help by fulfilling a wish (it can be a simple as a book of crossword puzzles or a warm blanket) at Mercy Wellness in Cotati. Mercy Wellness will have a tree filled with wishes from local seniors, starting on Friday, November 29. Make a difference this holiday season and Be A Santa To A Senior!
We also welcome Maggie Haproff, Brand Ambassador at Heavy Hitters. Maggie shares info on exciting products, including the 483 Live Resin line, featuring superbly preserved flavors and cannabinoids.