Credit: Greek Reporter
Greek-American marijuana expert Toula Poulopoulos has taken Hollywood by storm.
Poulopoulos, a Chicago native, initially went to Los Angeles to work in the world of fashion design.
Despite her plans, Poulopoulos ended up becoming one of West Hollywood’s most successful marijuana experts.
She is the manager of Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHSWEHO), which opened its doors to patients and the public back in 2004.
It is one of four officially permitted medical and adult use marijuana dispensaries which are allowed to operate in the city of West Hollywood.
“I came to LA to do children’s fashion. From that and into this business is such a huge difference,” she told the Greek Reporter.
Greek marijuana expert got involved in the field to help others
She relates the story to the Greek Reporter of how she was invited into the marijuana business by “Dr. Dina,” who opened Alternative Herbal Health Services.
Dina, a powerful advocate for mainstreaming medical marijuana, is beloved by hundreds of Hollywood celebrities despite retaining her strict privacy. She is not an actual doctor, but Snoop Dogg bestowed the nickname on her years ago, and it stuck.
Poulopoulos says she decided to make it a mission of hers to help people who came to her for advice regarding the healing aspects of cannabis.
“I am so happy for what I do for a living… I realized that what I loved to do is helping people that are in pain,” she says.
The Chicago native explains that people come to AHHSWEHO from other states to buy Cannabidiol (CBD), a naturally-occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, to help themselves or relatives who have cancer.
“This beautiful flower has so much medical use, nobody even understands yet,” she says.
AHHSWEHO has customers from all walks of life who live with various illnesses and conditions including AIDS/HIV, cancer, glaucoma, CP, multiple sclerosis, and scleroderma.
The facility also tries to help those suffering from chronic pain, nausea, anxiety, Seizure Disorder Insomnia, autism, eating disorders, skin disorders, Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Crohn’s Disease.
Published: May 11, 2021
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