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.

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(this article written by Robbin & Heather)

Terpene Profile: Humulene

There are hundreds of compounds in a cannabis plant including cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenoids (commonly referred to as terpenes). Many people select their cannabis based strictly on cannabinoid levels, usually THC and more recently CBD. But there is an even more important component to consider: The terpene profile.

Terpenes are a group of essential oils natural occurring in cannabis plants. The terpenes are secondary metabolites biosynthesized in the glandular trichomes of the leaves and flowers and accumulate in the exuded resin. Many terpenes will act synergistically with each other, as well as other compounds in the cannabis plant. It’s these terpenes that are responsible for the characteristic aromas, flavor and effects each strain induces.

Humulene is one such terepene. It is an isomer of b-Caryophyllene, another very therapeutic terpene. This means that these terpenes share the same chemical formula, but differ in structure. Humulene is evident from its strong earthy, woodsy aroma. It is also found naturally in hops, sage and ginseng. Strains rich in Humulene will potentiate the effects of b-caryophyllene on anti-cancer activity. Humulene has very potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Those looking for relief from chronic inflammation or pain should look for this terpene. In addition, those battling fungal infections, cancers or looking to prevent both can benefit from its anti-proliferative properties. See a study from 2007 found here.

The final bonus of Humulene for many, is that it is a natural appetite suppressant. So if you find that cannabis induces your appetite too much, selecting strains rich in Humulene may help curb those cravings.

Selecting strains based on terpenes rather than just cannabinoids brings an entirely new dimension to the cannabis consumer and something we strongly promote. Not only will you find synergistic results for remedying a myriad of conditions such as pain, inflammation, insomnia, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, fungal and bacterial infections, you’ll also be able to intelligently select new strains that are best for your body, based on matching up the terpene profile, when your favorite strain is not available

To learn more, see our complete Terpene Chart and Why Terpenes Matter article as published in SKUNK Magazine.

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 Our Member Consultants are here to answer any questions to help you discover your optimal methods and dose.

420 Continues

A big THANK YOU to all who attended our mingle last night. It’s always our pleasure to share the evening with all of you. For those who didn’t make it, 420 celebrations will continue through the end of April. All Cirrus and KurVana 1/2 gram cartridges will be priced at just $30 or buy 2 for $50. Mix and match all you like.

Subject to stock on hand, while supplies last.

Happy 420

Today we celebrate cannabis legality. It has been our honor and pleasure to help thousands of people over the past five years find relief.  We look forward to continuing to build on what we’ve started; bringing cannabis education, enlightenment & empowerment to all who are interested. Sending love and light.

Elevating Cannabis: April News from RX-C

MEMBER MINGLE: A Very Special 420 – Thursday April 20, 6pm-9pm

The Member Mingle is a unique “Members Only” venue that gives you an opportunity to sample new products, socialize in our vape lounge, explore new therapies, take advantage of special product discounts, meet our team, including our amazing suppliers, all while enjoying the company of like-minded fellow members.

This month we’ll be celebrating the industry holiday..”420″. In addition to some very fun surprises, we’ll be offering complimentary chair massages and more ‘unplugged’ music (if you play, feel free to participate). Family and friends with recommendations are welcome to join.

Mingle from 6pm – 9pm, but space is limited and will fill up fast. Please RSVP to info@rx-c.com, TXT us at 760 579 2262 or CALL us at 760 849 8250.

Featured Flower: 420 OG

Just in time for 420. Our special 420 OG is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is great for those who want strong pain and stress relief, but don’t want to be stuck on the couch. This OG Kush phenotype originates from California’s San Fernando Valley and is best for pain, stress & headaches.

The pine and lemon earthiness aroma lifts the spirits even before inhaled and once it is, delivers happy & euphoric relaxation. At just $15 a gram, this strain is one you don’t want to miss.

 

Cannabis Consulting

Know someone who could benefit from medicinal cannabis, but unsure where to start? We’d love to help. Our cannabis consultations are available with or without a recommendation. Contact us for more information.

We also offer The One Minute Cannabist, a great resource for those new to cannabis.

 

Seeking Commercial Broker 
We are on the hunt for a new location. If you are a commercial broker or know someone who is (and would be friendly to our industry), please contact Robbin at 760 849 8250. Thank you.

Thank you for your continued confidence and support.

we are DEDICATED TO ELEVATING CANNABIS

 

Talking With Your Parents about Cannabis

Cannabis has been a hot topic for decades. Prop 215, which made use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in California legal, was passed in 1996. The camps for use tout the benefits that have been known for thousands of years. While the camps against, tout the negative consequences that have been spread for the past 80. Separating fact from fiction can be daunting.

Many families and caregivers are asking about cannabis for their loved ones, but know very little about its true medicinal properties or how to go about obtaining and using it. With Prop 64– which makes cannabis for recreational use legal for adults in California– coming online in 2018, it will be even more important than ever that seniors who wish to explore using cannabis medicinally are armed with accurate and responsible information.

Why Talking about Cannabis Matters

Cannabis is a natural plant remedy that has been used around the world bringing relief to humans for hundreds of conditions. In the United States, a growing number of people over 50 are thinking about exploring medicinal cannabis as an alternative option for pain, sleep, arthritis, stress, anxiety, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, cancer, end of life comfort or any other number of medical issues.

In the late 1980’s, scientists discovered the human body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS), a system that regulates and affects physiological processes including movement, mood, memory, appetite and pain. The ECS is what makes cannabis effective for so many conditions. The therapeutic use of cannabis is supported by 30,000 plus published studies on the ECS and more than 9,000 patient years of clinical trial data documenting successful use of cannabis for pain.

Many seniors have either never used cannabis, or are coming back to it for the first time in 20 or more years. It’s a different world from the 40,s , 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s when your parents may have last used cannabis, if ever. Contrary to popular belief, smoking the herb, or flower as it is now commonly called, is not the only option. Today we are seeing more and more people using cannabis in ways it has been used for thousands of years before.

The reality is that much like the population of the nation, the majority of those who use cannabis are over 50, but most are in the closet because of the stigma. It’s okay to drink alcohol or take dangerous pharmaceuticals, but as a society, there is still a very negative attitude toward cannabis. The good news is that perceptions are beginning to change. Be part of the evolution of medicinal cannabis users by taking steps to educate yourself.

Cannabis Implementation Plan

Learn more about the facts and best practices for implementing medicinal cannabis in an informed, safe and effective manner. Download the pamphlet today –>Talking With Your Parents About Cannabis

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Ten Reasons To Embrace Low THC

Over the past decade, we’ve heard all about how much stronger cannabis strains are today than they were in the 70’s and 80’s. And while we have seen growers produce strains in the 20-30% ranges, the fact remains that on average THC in most plants will range from 12-18%.

As dispensary operators, we see people select strains based on THC levels alone. For some, especially those with long time experience, high thresholds to pain or those who just want a heavier cerebral high, this can be the right approach. But we always educate and advocate for balance of cannabinoids and terpene profiles for medicinal purposes, as we understand how they work symbiotically to achieve maximum effectiveness. We’ve seen strains of 16% or lower be more effective and longer lasting than strains in the 20-30+% range.

Here are 10 reasons to consider a low THC strain:

  1. For those who are just coming back to using Cannabis as medicine, or for those who are just beginning to experiment, low THC strains are a nice option, especially for anyone nervous about “being high”. When you find the right amount of “high”, it’s a good place to be.
  2. Take the edge off pain and anxiety, while keeping a relatively clear head during the day.
    -Lower THC allows for medicating during the day for greater pain relief without being overly sedated, especially when using indica strains, which generally bring more relief to the body.
    -Sativa lovers can enjoy the energy and euphoria without increased risk of paranoia or losing clarity of focus by being too spacey.
  3. Those with high anxiety levels find lower THC, combined with 10mg of CBD daily as a supplement provides very effective and fast relief.
  4. If you are battling depression, many sativa strains can provide the right amount of uplifting euphoria you seek. Delivering it in low doses of THC throughout the day can help stabilize your mood while maintaining a functional pace.
  5. Cannabinoids work symbiotically, putting the right ratios of THC and C-cannabinoids into your system will yield the best results over the long term.
  6. If you don’t enjoy the head high that comes from THC, and CBD isn’t delivering enough relief, a low THC strain is often the right choice.
  7. Combining low THC with high CBD strains, you can create ratios that work best for your unique circumstances (we strongly encourage blending strains, but that’s another topic).
  8. As THC is the main cannabinoid responsible for appetite increase, or “the munchies”, lower THC may produce less of an appetite stimulator, while still inducing the relief you seek.
  9. Low THC strains are ideal for sex or intimacy. That’s because THC not only releases dopamine in the brain — causing the “high” — it actually replicates the effects of a sexy little naturally occurring neurochemical called anandamide. Too much THC can have you contemplating the universe or knock you out. Having just the right amount can enhance your mood and heighten your tactile senses for greater pleasure.
  10. For those who enjoy the ritual of smoking, you can take more inhales without becoming completely annihilated.

No matter what you choose, always start with a small inhale (or sip) and wait 10 minutes to assess how the strain makes you feel. If it is too intense, you’ll be back to normal within an hour. If it isn’t enough, simply take another puff or two. Once you’ve dialed in the dose that’s right for you, you’ve hit the jackpot.

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this article was published in Issue 2 March/April of The Highway California.
Click for a PDF HWYCALI-002-LOW-THC