Mind of a Chemist, Heart of a Healer: Local Medical Cannabis Pioneer Joe DaCrema

With cannabis legalization taking root across the U.S., and Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program rolling out in 2018, there is no shortage of people looking to be a part of the “green rush”. For Philly-area native and owner of DaCrema Botanicals, Joe DaCrema, however, recognizing the medicinal potential of cannabis is nothing new—much like the path to legalization in this country, his journey has been decades in the making.

DaCrema’s introduction to medicinal cannabis came in 1988, during his sister’s struggle with cancer. Like many, she became a believer in the plant’s power from personal experience. “She tried all the medications the doctors prescribed her; she said that marijuana was the only thing that took away her pain,” says DaCrema. He was not as surprised as he might have been, then, to discover that marijuana offered relief from his own issues with an asthmatic condition. Continue reading

CBD Package Makes a Unique Holiday Gift

nb_dacrema_holidayitemsDaCrema Botanicals is offering a Holiday Stress Combo/Gift Pack containing cannabidiol (CBD) sublingual drops, healing salve and lip balm for those looking for a unique healing gift option for family and friends. The sublingual drops assist with stress reduction; the healing salve topical application gives local, fast and enduring relief to skin, joints, muscles and the deeper fascia; and the lip balm is effective for soothing damaged, dry and problem lips, and has the naturally occurring SPF of CBD. This special holiday gift basket is being offered for the discounted price of $60––$14 off the regular selling price.

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DaCrema Botanicals to Participate in Awaken Healing Expo 2016

Drops.fwDaCrema Botanicals will participate in the fourth annual Awaken Healing Expo, from 10 a.m. on November 5 until 6 p.m. on November 6, at Williamson Banquet & Event Center, in Horsham. Their topical cannabidiol CBD products will be available for purchase, and they will be on-site to answer any questions about CBD and the benefits of using CBD products.

In the fall of 2015, DaCrema Botanicals, headquartered locally in Plymouth Meeting, was formed by Mitchell Ebert and Joe DaCrema, with the mission of making the highest-quality CBD products: natural, safe, with superior therapeutic value and without the side effects of industrial pharmaceuticals. The CBD used in DaCrema Botanicals products is derived from contaminant-free, GMO-free and pesticide-free agricultural hemp seeds harvested in Eastern Europe.

The hemp health movement is on the rise, as more and more people are using hemp products for relief from a variety of health conditions, including antibiotic-resistant infections, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety attacks, diabetes, muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and chronic pain.

DaCrema’s most popular product is the topical salve, a healing balm that supports relief from muscle, joint and nerve pain, and accelerates skin and wound healing. The highly concentrated CBD drops are also popular for people seeking a holistic option for stress and anxiety.eb_dacrema-salve_1016

The Awaken Healing Expo, organized by Greg Campisi, founder of the Awaken Center for Human Evolution, is a weekend-long event that brings together vendors, healers and practitioners from a variety of modalities to provide group healing sessions, presentations, readings, activities
and more.

Location: 500 Blair Mill Rd., Horsham. For more information, call 267-261-3843, email Mitch@DaCremaBotanicals.com or visit DaCremaBotanicals.com and AwakenCHE.org/Healing-Expo.

October 2016.