Lou, King of Prussia Dispensary Technician
Meet Lou, one of our amazing Keystone Shops dispensary technicians at our King of Prussia location! Lou loves music, the Flyers (of course!), fishing, and more. Check out our blog to learn more about Lou and how medical marijuana has helped him!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I’m Lou! I am obsessed with music of all styles and the Philadelphia Flyers. I enjoy fishing when I can, reading and writing, martial arts, and exercising.
What made you want to try medical marijuana?
I had several surgeries throughout the years and marijuana really gave me relief during the post operations and therapies.
What do you take medical marijuana for?
The list goes on! Lumbar and cervical spinal stenosis, PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, neuropathies, lumbar scoliosis, and Multiple Sclerosis (I am still being evaluated).
What products/strains/terpenes/cannabinoids/consumption methods have you found to be the most helpful for you when treating your condition?
I use the 50mgs RSO capsules from Grassroots, as well as the strains Bubba Kush, Purple Haze, Golden Goat, Lemon G, Blue Dream, GG#4 and the Renew RSO. I also use the Remedi pain cream by Cresco and GTI Dr. Solomon’s lotion. CBD and Caryophyllene helps with my inflammation and depression. I am a huge terpinolene and myrcene fan. Limonene is great for my anxiety and mood. Pinene helps but with little ratios due to my PTSD. THCv helps with my bone density and CBN helps with my nights wide awake.
I enjoy it all! I mostly use concentrates and flower.
What would you tell patients who may have conditions or backgrounds similar to yours that are interested in trying medical marijuana for the first time?
Patience is a virtue. Everyone is different, even though we are all living things on this earth we are all different. Understand that we are learning with you and are humans too! Yes, it REALLY HELPS.
Do you feel that there are ways medical marijuana has helped beyond your chronic pain? Or, alternatively, do you feel that by helping your chronic pain medical marijuana has improved your quality of life overall?
Yes and no. Why? Because I am still in pain everyday. However, I am off all of the medications I was on, and I only use medical marijuana now and I truly believe this is all I need.
Your family owns a local sandwich shop in Norristown! Do you think that helping out there has helped at all in your role as a Keystone Shops technician?
Haha, yes! My family owns Lou’s Steak Shop (The Zep). I’ve been working since I was a little boy. My family definitely helped my work ethic. I feel that my experience at other jobs, in life, as a patient and passion with cannabis helps me help others.
Let’s go for some more fun questions! If you could vape with any 3 people, who would you want to vape with?
Jimi Hendrix, Dave Grohl, and Bob Marley.
What would be the perfect meal for you?
My mom’s chicken cutlets, sweet potatoes and spinach with some crispy Italian bread.