EDUCATION

What to expect

What to expectHere’s what you should expect if you are coming to one of our dispensaries: PARKING: Collinsville There is limited parking at the dispensary. The parking lots at the dispensary are…

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Recreational Cannabis: Understanding the Law

Recreational Cannabis: Understanding the LawRecreational Cannabis: Understanding the LawYOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PURCHASE, POSSESS OR USE CANNABIS. TO PURCHASE CANNABIS, YOU MUST SHOW…

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MCPP & OAPP

MCPP & OAPP Medical Cannabis Patient Program (MCPP) Please read the MCPP participation Guidelines below before you submit your application. 1 - HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL WRITTEN…

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The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program (OAPP)

OAPP On August 28, 2018, Illinois enacted changes to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act to create the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program. The long-term goal of this program is…

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The Endocannabinoid System

What is the endocannabinoid system? In 1964, researchers in Israel discovered the therapeutically active substances in cannabis that have come to be called cannabinoids and isolated the most…

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Physician’s Research

Cannabis is medicine The use of cannabis, as medicine, dates back nearly 5,000 years. During the 19th century—and up until 1942—cannabis was included in the American pharmacopoeia, a list of…

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How To Get Your Medical Cannabis Card

Applicants should discuss the use of medical cannabis with their physician prior to beginning an application. All applicants, except for veterans receiving care at a VA facility, must have a…

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Cannabis: The Modern Medicine

Cannabis’ impact on the human body can be credited, in large part, to what are called Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds secreted by the plant’s trichomes that offer a wide array of…

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A Guide To Dosage

An important aspect of any medical treatment is making sure it’s safe and effective. Author and pharmacologist Dr. Nichol Iverson explained the dosing testing that has been conducted to date:…

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A Guide To Consumption Types

These days, a wide variety of consumption methods exist. Traditionally, cannabis is smoked in either a pipe-type instrument or rolled in paper and smoked like a cigarette (a joint). Oral ingestion…

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What Are The Effects Of Cannabis?

Cannabis affects everyone differently. Different strains and methods of consumption give users different effects. And new users generally feel different effects than more experienced users. Effects…

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What Are Cannabinoids?

One of the most valuable words in the medical cannabis glossary, that all patients need to understand, is cannabinoid. Cannabinoids, like THC, CBD and CBG, are organic chemical compounds that, with…

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The History Of Cannabis

The beginnings Cannabis has been used for medical purposes for nearly 5,000 years. As early as 2737 B. C, the Emperor Shen Neng of China was prescribing marijuana tea for the treatment of gout,…

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The Anatomy Of The Cannabis Plant

Cannabis is a flowering plant with many utilitarian purposes: cannabis seeds can be used for food; its stalks can be used for paper, clothing, rope and building materials; and its leaves, flowers…

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Let’s Talk Terpenes

One of the great things about turning to cannabis for medicinal purposes is that, unlike traditional pharmaceuticals, the experience can be full of flavor. Terpenes are the organic compounds found in…

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Glossary: Basic Cannabis Terms

Access Point: A physical location, such as a retail shop or clinic, where patients can purchase medical marijuana; also known as a “dispensary” or a “compassion club.” In states with legalized…

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A guide to vaporizers

In the past, the only effective way to enjoy cannabis was by lighting up and smoking. By now, the world at large is aware of the many negative effects that go along with inhaling smoke into the…

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A guide to glass pipes

Glass pipes combine form with function to create pieces that are both useful and beautiful. They are available in countless styles and colors, from extremely simple to wildly imaginative, and allow…

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A guide to dab rigs

Dab rigs As people become more aware of the dangers of inhaling smoke of any kind into their lungs, they’ve set about looking for alternative ways to enjoy the medicinal benefits of various…

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A guide to concentrates

Guide to dabbing concentrates “Dabs” are concentrated forms of cannabis that can be smoked or vaporized one dose at a time. Concentrates may also be called butter, peanut butter, shatter, oil, wax…

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A guide to cannabis strains

What is a cannabis strain? A strain is a genetic variant of cannabis. Most cannabis strains can be classified as either Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica – two variations of the same basic species…

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