With the wave of states that have decided to legalize medical marijuana, marijuana entrepreneurs are opening clinics and wellness centers to greet patients with marijuana products. If you live in one of these states that has made this decision, you will need to take your medical marijuana card into a marijuana store, clinic, or wellness center to pick up your medicine and products. Here is a sampling of the products you may see in a medical marijuana wellness center such as Solace Wellness Center.
These are the buds of the marijuana plant. There are many different strains and varieties. Each of them has a slightly different flavor and/or effect on your body. As a card-carrying patient, you are usually allowed up to one quarter of a gram of medicine each time you come into the center. This does allow you the opportunity to try different buds, but the buds have to be smoked. If you are not a smoker, there are other products in the center that you can try.
Medical marijuana oil and hemp oil are both concentrates of the essences of the plants. E-cig juice from medical marijuana is now also available. If you don't want to smoke it, you can still "vape" it. Concentrates are usually swallowed, vaporized and/or inhaled by some means other than smoking. Your wellness center associate can show you how to use the concentrates.
These are far and away the most popular of the products in a wellness center. They are ideal because you can eat your medicine. It comes baked into brownies, cakes or bars, or mixed into small chocolate bars. It takes some getting used to, because the oils of the marijuana plants are strong and have a potent flavor that tends to overwhelm the edible products. However, if you cannot take the oils or concentrates straight, and you cannot smoke the buds, you could get used to consuming the edibles.
Related products include bongs, pipes, tees, vaporizers, hookahs, and other items that can help you consume your medical marijuana. Most wellness centers may also sell pro-marijuana products, such as t-shirts and hemp bags stamped with marijuana leaves. If you want to crush your buds and roll them into joints, the wellness centers may sell cigarette rolling papers and supplies. Your patient card usually covers the medical marijuana products your doctor prescribes, but it does not cover the costs of any related products. You will need cash to purchase any related products.