Q: Does MMCA sell marijuana for recreational use?
A: Currently, NO not at this time. On Thursday, January 26th the El Dorado Planning Commission voted in favor of MMCA to move forward with adult use marijuana. This is another HUGE step forward for MMCA to continue it’s mission in providing safe access to members of our community. We hope to be able to move into adult recreational. More information coming soon!
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:
If your doctor is not willing to help, then a second opinion with another California licensed doctor is easy to do online
Q: Can I have a directions to your location?
A: Yes, Here’s a MAP
Q: Do you offer online ordering?
A: Yes we sure do. If you would like to place an online order here, we will have your order ready when you arrive to pick it up. Currently medical sales only.
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?
DISCLAIMER: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE Marijuana research is ongoing and ever changing. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, other qualified healthcare provider, or your doctor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.
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 Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid marijuana strains?
A: Marijuana is incredibly nuanced. Each strain has its own chemical profile that will interact differently with each person’s body chemistry—the same strain could affect you and your smoking buddy completely differently.
Indicas are calm and relaxing, great for chilling out at the end of the night, watching a movie or listening to music, taking a nap, or just staring at the wall.
Sativas are energetic and will make you productive. They’re great for physical activity, going for a hike, completing a task, cleaning, and anything that requires focus.
Hybrid strains offer a mix of indica- and sativa-like effects.
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: What are the different Cannabinoids? How can they help me?
A: Here’s a list of the top 10 Cannabinoids and their effects.
THC -:- Tetrahydrocannabinol
- Relieves chronic pain and inflammation.
- Reduces nausea.
- Increases appetite.
- Useful in helping to treat withdrawal symptoms.
- Helps with digestive problems as it works as an anti-spasmodic (Anti-tumor) properties
CBD -:- Cannabidiol
- Proven to treat chronic pain.
- Relieve symptoms of epilepsy and reduce seizures.
- It is commonly used for the treatment of anxiety and depression
- Anti-psychotic effects
- Relieves feelings of nausea and improves efficiency of the cardiovascular system
THCV -:- Tetrahydrocannabivarin
- Proven to assist in weight-loss
- Used to prevent diabetes
- Helpful for those with anxiety disorders or PTSD
CBDV -:- Cannabidivarin
- CBDV contains many similar medicinal benefits to CBD
- Proven in studies using mice to stop convulsions
- Works well with epilepsy sufferers, reduces seizures
- Possesses anti-inflammatory properties
CBG -:- Cannabigerol
- Helps with neurological disorders
- Has the potential to help with skin disorders like psoriasis
- Antifungal effects
CBC -:- Cannabichromene
- Blocks pain and inflammation
- Promotes anandamide in the body
CBN -:- Cannabinol
- Can help with many issues including appetite, sleep, psoriasis and pain
THCA -:- Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid
- Anti-emetic (combat nausea)
CBDA -:- Cannabidiolic Acid
- Some anti-cancer properties have been found
CBGa -:- Cannabigerolic Acid
- Acts as a building block for other useful cannabinoids
- Potential as an anti-proliferative cancer treatment but needs more study
- Encourages apoptosis (death of cells)
Q: What are CBN’s and how are the beneficial to me?
CBN is a non-intoxicating compound that is best known as the cannabinoid created when THC ages. For that reason, it’s usually present in high amounts in older cannabis. While this might be a turn-off for some, others seek out older cannabis just to enjoy the effects of CBN.
Here are a few of the potential benefits of CBN currently being explored in research. Keep in mind, current research on CBN is limited with very few studies demonstrating its effects in the human body.
Q: What are Terpenes? How can they help me?
A: Terpenes are fragrant oils produced by plants and are believed to function as a way to attract pollinators and/or repel pests. Cannabis produces a wide variety of different cannabis terpenes, the most common of which are:
Different strains of cannabis contain different levels of terpenes. For example, the popular strain Blue Dream contains high levels of myrcene, followed by pinene and caryophyllene. You may notice that strains with similar terpene profiles (and cannabinoid levels) feel similarly, like Blue Dream and Strawberry Cough.
Terpenes are fragile, volatile compounds that can easily be lost in the creation of cannabis extracts. Although dried flower best preserves the authentic terpene profile of the raw plant it came from, many cannabis extractors have mastered the art of terpene preservation and offer cannabis oils rich in these fragrant, desirable compounds.
What are the benefits of terpenes?
Research has yet to explore the medical benefits of cannabis terpenes, so much of our understanding is still theoretical and based on studies of individual, isolated terpenes. For example, linalool is a terpene commonly found in lavender oil, which is touted for its calming, stress-relieving properties. Anecdotal reports and rodent studies back these benefits, but there are no human studies to describe the effects of linalool in cannabis.
With that caveat, below are some of the additional potential benefits of various cannabis terpenes:
Myrcene may provide relaxing effects
Limonene may alleviate stress and anxiety
Caryophyllene is known to relieve inflammation
Pinene may help with pain, anxiety, and inflammation
Q: Does marijuana go bad?
A: Depending on storage condition, yes it will gradually lose potency over time.
DISCLAIMER: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE. Marijuana research is ongoing and ever changing. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, other qualified healthcare provider, or your doctor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
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