Opioid Awareness Day

Here’s a nice article that takes an interesting angle on the stages of acceptance for cannabis.

As someone who educates on cannabis and its uses, the only element missing from this article is the fact that cannabis is a purely natural choice with NO dangerous side effects. It is not one dangerous drug replacing another.

If a cannabis product were allowed to be marketed like a pharma drug, say Humira, those 30=40 seconds it takes to tell users how many ways Humira can kill you, could be replaced with 30-40 seconds of how many ways cannabis can improve your quality of life because the only negative side effects (sometimes) reported are red eyes, dry mouth and hunger.

Terry’s Top Picks from the Garden

With so many great strains from our fantastic growers, it’s hard to recommend one over the other. This month, we asked our founder, Terry to pick. Here’s what he suggests: “Old school cannabis lovers will appreciate the genetics in our Pure Kush and Golden Train strains.

Whether you’re an indica or a sativa lover, these strains bring smooth relief for stress, anxiety, depression, headaches and fatigue. Pure Kush is dense, with deep purple tones and smells of earthy woods. Golden Train is medium density with deep red hairs throughout the buds and the unmistakable flavor of pine and lemon. Mix them in a bowl, bong or vaporizer for an even deeper and balanced experience.

$10 ADD-On Flower

Look for the “$10 Add-On” icon on our Flower menu.  Add up to 10 grams of the Add-On strain to your order and you’ll receive it at a discounted price of just $10 per gram. Check back each Wednesday to find see which Flower is selected for this special promo each week.

*limitations may apply, to receive the discount, you must order at least one other item at regular price, while supplies last.

New Findings Highlight CBD’s Therapeutic Potential ….

From our friends at ProjectCBD. This summary is loaded with the latest scientific findings with respect to CBD and cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, and other disorders.

During the last week of June, more than 400 scientists from 25 countries met in Montreal for the 27th annual symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). Several presentations and posters showcased new findings about cannabidiol (CBD), the non-euphoric component of the cannabis plant that is transforming the medical marijuana landscape. Read full article here.

 

Know your CBD’s

It’s been nearly a decade since we introduced one of the first Cannabidiol (CBD) rich strains grown by Lawrence Ringo to San Diego County. Back then, we couldn’t give it away. People would buy it and then call us a day or two later telling us it didn’t do anything for them. That’s because they were expecting the usual “high” effect that cannabis rich in THC will induce. As time went on, more and more people found the lingering effects of CBD use had decreased their pain, inflammation and anxiety. They reported an overall sense of calm, focus and wellness. In addition, those who tended toward paranoia with THC, found that it tempered the effects and made their cannabis use more enjoyable.

Fast forward to 2013 when Dr. Sanjay Gupta announced that he was wrong about cannabis and the societal stigma which surrounds it. This was quickly followed by the media coverage of little Charlotte Figi and her seizures and the cannabis strain, Charlotte’s Web, that was named for her. These events launched the CBD discussion and its merits began to be noticed and take hold. Namely that CBD was undoubtedly a powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety remedy, without intoxicating effects.

Today, people are seeing mail and advertisements in all forms touting the benefits of CBD oils. The trouble is that not all CBD is equal and many people are spending hard-earned money on products with little medicinal value. Ultimately, as with anything we put into our bodies—and especially with products being marketed as CBD oil—it’s vital to know what exactly we are buying, where it’s coming from, and what’s in it.

To fully understand the benefits of CBD, it’s necessary to first recognize the difference between hemp oil, hemp and cannabis. As a society, we use the terms interchangeably, thinking they are one in the same. While they may look similar when growing, hemp and cannabis plants are quite different in their phytochemical composition.

Hemp oil is derived from seeds and/or stalks of the hemp plant.
Hemp or Cannabis ruderalis is ideal for making clothing, textiles, paper, biofuel and more. While it does contain CBD, it lacks the additional compounds found in cannabis.
Cannabis or Cannabis sativa/Cannabis indica is rich in cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes; CBD being just one of the naturally occurring compounds.

Hemp seed does not contain any of the compounds found in the hemp or cannabis plant. However, the seeds are very rich in omegas and proteins. From a nutritional perspective, studies have shown hemp seed to have outstanding value for our bodies. Molecule for molecule, Cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp or cannabis (aka marijuana) is exactly the same. What’s important to consider when looking to use CBD for medicinal purposes, are the additional compounds found in cannabis. It is the combination of all compounds such as CBG, THC, CBC and terpenes like beta-caryophyllene that work synergistically to activate our body’s natural endocannabinoid system. This process is commonly referred to as the entourage effect.

Here’s a quick checklist to use when selecting products labelled CBD oil:

Is the main ingredient hemp seed oil or hemp oil? If yes, the product is a nutritional supplement and won’t necessarily help with your medical complaints. Recently a friend showed me a product she purchased online. The ingredients stated it contained 375 milligrams of hemp oil and 15 milligrams of CBD. While the CBD was hemp derived, there is nothing else in the capsules to fully activate the 15 milligrams of CBD.

Is the main ingredient Cannabidiol (CBD)? If yes, is it derived from hemp or cannabis? A challenge for consumers today is lack of transparency as to the origins of the hemp-derived CBD. Where and how the hemp is cultivated is critical. Hemp is used for phytoremediation because it absorbs contaminants and toxins from the soil. While this is fantastic for the planet, it’s not such a good thing when looking to put a derivative of the plant into your body. For the safest and healthiest product, look for CBD that is organically grown in the U.S.

If the CBD is cannabis derived, it will most likely have small levels of THC, terpenes or other cannabinoids listed on the label. You will need a medical marijuana recommendation to purchase these products due to Cannabis’s classification as a Schedule I substance. Again, look for products derived from organically grown cannabis.

What other ingredients are in the oil? Do you really need vegetable glycerin, sugars, polysorbates, sodium benzoate or other chemical ingredients if you are taking CBD to feel better or combat disease?

Finally, don’t confuse Cannabidiol with cannabinoids. All cannabis plants produce cannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD), being one of them. Many people say they want the medicinal kind of marijuana, not the kind that gets you high. All cannabis is medicinal, it is simply the levels of cannabinoids, how it is consumed, and how much of it is consumed that will dictate the level of “high” you may experience.

As you begin your CBD journey, read the labels, ask the tough questions, and just be aware of what is in it and how it makes you feel. Whether it’s hemp or cannabis derived CBD, when you find the product in the right ratio for you, the natural relief can be extraordinary.

*The DEA continues to debate the legality of CBD and several lawsuits are in process with large producers of hemp-derived CBD.

KurVana July Special

We’re pleased to pass along 20 days of savings from KurVana to you, our valued members. Beginning July 11 through July 31 all:

1 / 2 gram KurVana cartridges are just $25* each

Pre-boxed KurVana Packs, which include one indica, one sativa and a KurVana puller pen are just $60* each


*Other promotional discounts may not be combined with this offer. Standard 30 day no-fault guarantee applies.

New Lower Prices

We’re happy to announce the following permanent price reductions on select products.

All THC 1/2 gram cartridges are now just $30.
Mix and match and continue to save even more with our every day buy 5, get one half off special.

Care by Design Tinctures are now just $50 for 15ml bottles.
Absolute Extracts Tinctures are now just $40 for 15ml size bottles.

FlowKana pre-packed 1/8ths are always $55. Strains vary, with 3.6 grams packed in individual air-sealed amber jars.

Kaneh-Co 500mg Brownies now $25.

Edipure and Edipure ORGANIX 100mg gummies and hard candies are now $10 each.
Mix and match all edible products and continue to save even more with our every day buy 10 edibles, get one FREE special.

We’re seeing some nice price pressure throughout the industry and we’ll continue to pass along all savings from our suppliers to you.

Summer Promo & New Products

You asked for more promotions and we’re happy to deliver.

Now through June 30** the following strains will be offered for $55 per 1/8 or $95 per 1/4

and the following concentrates will be offered as priced

Green Bear Diamond OG Wax $30 per gram
CBD Rich Live Resin $35 per 1/2 gram
Bob Marley Hash $10 per gram

**while supplies last

Now is a great time to try on some of our newest products.

Out of Mendocino, we are pleased to offer Green Bear concentrates. These Co2 extracted products are produced with the best Mendo grown cannabis plants and are the only FULL gram cartridges available on our menu.

C21 is a new concentrate company from San Diego county and we are proud to be among the first dispensaries to offer their terpene rich, super golden, high potency hash oil in a ceramic coil, glass cartridge.

Fiddler’s Greens offers raw cannabis tinctures in a 1:1 and 2:1 ratio. For those who find CBD is not enough or who want all the activation THC offers our bodies –without intoxication– these tinctures are a solid option.

NEW TOOL: Be sure to check out and bookmark our new Cartridge Summary page which offers you a quick view of all cartridges in stock. You can sort by strain, variety, brand, THC or CBD ratios.

 

June Business Update

As we approach Summer Solstice, we have so much to be grateful for. The team continues to build on their cannabis knowledge while learning new strategies and techniques for effectively using cannabis. We have proudly served more than 5,000 people since Terry formed the collective in 2011 and our members continue to report success for everything from decreasing anxiety to sleeping better to relief from toxic chemo-therapy and everything in between; stories that bring tears of joy to our eyes and make us even more convicted to pursue our path. We’re continuing to educate local municipalities as we navigate toward full state licensing in 2018. And, we continue to evolve our business model to meet the growing needs of those seeking relief through cannabinoid therapies.

This month we’re proud to announce the impending opening of The One Minute Cannabist, the first of its kind cannabis education center in San Diego county. The focus of the OMC center is to reach those who want to learn more about bringing this plant into their life. We’ll be offering our unique Cannabis 101 workshop, along with other timely topics and hosting industry experts as guest presenters. Workshop schedules will be posted soon. Visit oneminutecannabist.com for more details. And be sure to see us at the Whole Life Festival during the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar on July 1.

With all we are working to build, we’ve had to put the Member Mingle program on hold. But, we promise we’ll resume these important gatherings in the late summer, early fall.

Thank you for your continued support and confidence. Without you, our valued members, we wouldn’t have a reason to exist.

Cannabis for Constipation

Affecting millions, constipation is an uncomfortable and inconvenient condition that can be a problem for people of all ages. There are many reasons we become constipated, with the usual suspects being a low fiber diet, repeatedly ignoring the urge to go, not drinking enough water or a lack of exercise. Other causes include overuse of painkillers and supplements or diseases such as hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and Parkinson’s.

Constipation is generally defined as not having a bowel movement in more than three days or two or fewer bowel movements in a week, hard stool, straining and / or incomplete evacuation for 25% or more of the time. Symptoms of constipation include: infrequent or difficult bowel movements, swollen and / or painful abdomen, vomiting and just a general feeling of blah.

As cannabis becomes more accepted, people everywhere are discovering one of the positive side effects of using this remarkable plant on a regular basis. Cannabis has anti-emetic and powerful muscle relaxing properties which not only eases nausea, but has being shown to alleviate the constipation of intestinal reflexes. Constipation was one of the original uses for the herb as a medicine, cited by Shen-Nung five thousand years ago. Smoking cannabis works to produce the fastest result, often within minutes. In China, cannabis seed / hemp seed oils are widely used as laxatives and Ayurvedic practitioners mix raw hemp leaves with milk, sugar and spices to treat constipation.

A daily dose of cannabis along with a healthy diet and exercise can go a long way to preventing constipation. If inhalation is your therapy of choice, we suggest the following strains: Cheese – Berry White – Pink OG – Grapefruit Kush or Equinox.

For non-smokers, using any of our tincture offerings or drinking our raw cannabis juice on a regular basis is a good choice for both treatment and prevention.

dedicated to Elevating Cannabis

(this article written by Robbin & Heather)