General

Q: Does MMCA sell marijuana for recreational use?
A: No not at this time.

Q: Where can I get my medical recommendation?
A: Any California licensed doctor can give a patient a recommendation, it can be verbal or written and there is a general form offered by the California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/CDPH%20Document%20Library/ControlledForms/cdph9044.pdf
If your doctor is not willing to help, then a second opinion with another California licensed doctor is easy to do online
Link  http://mmca.nuggmd.com 

Q: Can I have a directions to your location?
A: Yes, Here’s a MAP

Q: What is the difference between recreational and medical use?
A: Medical use requires the recommendation of a California licensed doctor. Recreational use is available to all adults over 21.

Q: What is a “doctor’s recommendation”?
A: A recommendation is a doctor’s First Amendment right to express an opinion.

Q: Do you have free gifts for new patients?
A: No


Product

Q: Do I have get high to use marijuana related products:
A: No, absolutely not. MMCA offer a wide variety of products. Please visit our retail location for a consultation.

Q: Do you carry products that don’t require smoking?
A: Yes, we have a full selections of edibles, tinctures, and lotions

Q: What’s the difference between all the concentrates?
A: If you’re new to concentrates, here’s a guide on all the different kinds available in the market:


Butane Hash Oil
(extraction method), also known as BHO, is a kind of has oil that is extracted from cannabis through the use of butane. The most common forms of concentrate are made using the BHO process. There are many types of BHO’s out there depending on consistency; there are solid forms as well as oily. The BHO process extracts the cannabinoids, terpenes, waxes, concrete oils, and occasionally, chlorophyll from the plant itself. After the process, the butane is removed from the final product since it’s harmful to inhale. The BHO process is typically used by professionals for mass production; although it’s not recommended to make your own concentrates at home due to the fire hazards brought on by butane.

CO2 are concentrates made from extractions that give you a liquid amber or golden concentrate, which are usually found in cartridges used for vape pens. The main benefit of using the CO2 method is that it’s much safer compared to butane or propane extraction methods. When the final product comes out, the CO2 oils don’t have any harmful residuals since the process itself is effective in killing any bacteria or mold that might have been present in the plant material. The disadvantage of CO2 concentrates is that its flavor profile isn’t as potent as BHO and PHO.

Rosin: The rosin process is very simple, heat and pressure are applied to marijuana flowers or hash to press out the terpene and cannabinoid rich resin from the cured flower or hash. It is ready to consume in seconds and there are no chemicals involved in the process, so it truly is the safest and cleanest form of concentrated oil.The final product rivals chemical extractions in aroma, aesthetic, and effectiveness. This technique is so simple and easy in that it can be utilized directly and instantly from an ordinary household hair straightener, or any other specialized heat press mechanism.The process is so easy to do; anyone can do it with some very simple tools. Here is a step-by-step tutorial…Link…https://cannabis.net/blog/how-to/what-is-cannabis-rosin-and-how-do-you-make-it

Live resin: Making live resin uses frozen cannabis instead of cured plant material. The benefits of dabbing live resin is that it preserves more terpenes and THC that the curing process usually removes. This is why live resin has a more potent flavor and aroma compared to BHO made with dried cannabis. Several methods can effectively extract frozen buds, but the rosin technique is what gives you “Live Rosin”, which has a better and more powerful flavor profile compared to other kinds of concentrates.

Dry sift (extraction method) is one of the finer forms of concentrates. It’s made using silk screens in varying sizes and microns that are used to isolate the trichome heads from the bud. Microns, which is a microscopic unit of measurement, is used to ensure that only the finest form of material ends up in the final product. Making dry sift is a complicated process which will give you much less yield, which makes it both highly coveted and rare. If you do end up finding dry sift, it won’t be cheap because of the painstaking method used to make it. Dry sift is highly sought after because among those who have tried it, they say that it has the best flavor profile since the process used is so effective in preserving the terpenes that give it such a delicious flavor and aroma. Dry sift is so different from other concentrates because it has a sand-like consistency and is soft. You don’t need a tool to pour out dry sift when dabbing with it.

Ice water hash (extraction method) uses ice water extraction but produces a final product similar to dry sift. The difference in the method used from making dry sift is that with this type of concentrate, ice and water are used to agitate the trichome heads off the cannabis plant. Ice water hash can be made by hand or with the use of a washing machine, after which a filter will be needed to separate the material and water using screens with different microns. The screens are used to prevent any unwanted particles from ending up in the final product because it’s only after the glandular trichome heads. A metal strainer is used to break down the hash so that it can be cured once all moisture has been removed. Then the ice water hash is stored in an air-tight glass container for curing.

Q: Does marijuana go bad?
A: Depending on storage condition, yes it will gradually lose potency over time.


Info

Q: What are the laws in El Dorado County regarding cannabis?
A: Here’s a link to the COUNTY WEBSITE

Q: I have question about specific California marijuana questions…..
A: Please refer to CALIFORNIA NORML

Q: Do you have a chart of the different types of cannabis products?
A: Check out http://leafly.com